Let’s learn about heat and do a couple simple radiation and conduction experiments to learn how heat is transferred from one object to another.
When we open the oven to get out a pan of freshly baked cookies, we can feel the heat coming out of the oven. We can tell the temperature of the oven is a lot higher than the temperature of the room. If we stand outside in the sunshine on a summer day, we can feel the heat of the sun. We know we can feel heat, but what is heat?
Heat is a type of energy that can be transferred from one object to another. A warmer object will transfer it’s heat energy to a colder object and raise that object’s temperature. Heat can be transferred to objects in several different ways. One way is by radiation, and another is by conduction.
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