Heat Transfer Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples


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Warm air coming from the vents in your house is an example of this kind of heat transfer.

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1. Be careful when you touch a metal handle on a frying pan; it may be hot due to _____.

2. Radiation is a type of heat transfer between objects that is made possible by passing energy through _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this study quiz and worksheet combo to discover what you know about heat transfer. Answer questions on topics like a type of heat transfer in your home and the reason a metal handle on a frying pan might be hot.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these topics:

  • Heat transfer in radiation
  • The way heat absorption is directly related to different colors
  • Atoms and how they move in cold/hot temperatures

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the heat transfer lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of heat transfer and how it's related to heating a home
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about radiation and how it functions
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about a metal handle on a frying pan and heat absorption with different colors

Additional Learning

For more on heat and how it works, consider the lesson entitled Heat Transfer Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples. You'll be going over these areas of study:

  • Heat as the transfer of energy
  • Details and examples of three types of heat transfer
  • Explanation of how heat can be absorbed
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