Energy Transfer & Temperature

Guiding Questions: What is hot?

How have you experienced a heat transfer to you?

How have you experienced a transfer of heat away from you?

Heat energy flows from objects that are higher energy to objects with lower amounts of energy. If there is no heat source in a glove, the thermometer does not heat up.


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The Mitten Problem

The Mitten

Heat Transfer Lab

Heat Transfer Lab

Factors Affect the Rate of Heat Transfer: Different Amounts of the Same Material

Use the video to experience the lab and use the example data below to analyze the lab.

Amount of Water Affecting Heat Transfer lab

100mL of Water

Amount of Water Affecting Heat Transfer lab

250mL of Water

Amount of Water Affecting Heat Transfer lab

400mL of water

If you were absent, watch the video and write your observations for the "Heat Transfer" Lab


Heated Spoon Simulation

Insulator Simulation


Heat Transfer Article
Thermal Energy Article



  1. thermal energy - Heat energy
  2. atom - smallest particle of matter
  3. molecules - two or more atoms joined together
  4. particles - A very small piece or part of matter
  5. radiate - to send out rays; to beam or shine
  6. radiation - Energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles.
  7. conduction - The direct transfer of heat from one substance to another substance that it is touching.
  8. convection - the transfer of heat through a fluid (liquid or gas) caused by molecular motion
  9. thermal radiation - transfer of thermal energy by waves that can travel through air or across space
  10. heat - The energy transferred between objects that are at different temperatures
  11. temperature - A measure of the average energy of motion of the particles of a substance.
  12. insulator - A material that does not allow heat or electrons to move through it easily.
  13. conductor - A material that allows heat and electricity to pass through it.
  14. heat transfer - the movement of energy from a warmer object to a cooler object
  15. kinetic energy - energy of motion


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Code: 110580, 713995

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Uneven Heating of the Earth's Surface Article