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Heat Transfer Radiation
Heat Transfer Radiation

Radiant heat travels in the form of waves. No physical contact between objects is needed to transfer heat by radiation. Students will fill black, white, and silver cans with water, and observe the temperature change in the water when the...

Heat Transfer
Heat Transfer

Ice Melting Blocks! Heat can be transferred by conduction, convection, or radiation. In this experiment, students will discover the different rates at which materials can conduct heat. Aluminum is a better conductor of heat than high-density foam. Download Teacher Notes...

Lab #22.8 Heat: Chapter 22  I'm Melting! I'm Melting!
Lab #22.8 Heat: Chapter 22 I'm Melting! I'm Melting!

Purpose In this activity, you will investigate curious heat transfer ability of different surfaces. Discussion If you walk around the house with bare feet, you probably notice that a tile floor feels much colder than a carpeted floor or rug....

Lab #22.5 Heat: Chapter 22  Canned Heat: Heating Up
Lab #22.5 Heat: Chapter 22 Canned Heat: Heating Up

Purpose In this experiment, you will compare the ability of different surfaces to absorb thermal radiation. Discussion Does the color of a surface make a difference in how well it absorbs thermal radiation? If so, how? The answer to these...