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Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

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What is the term that describes the fluid motion of hot air rising or cool air sinking?

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1. Why is it possible to reach your hand into the oven without injury, but harmful to touch the pan inside it?

2. Which statement is NOT true about all forms of radiation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Heat is commonly transferred by three processes, conduction, convection, and radiation, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of each of these three processes, as well as on how insulation works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Your understanding of conduction, convection, and radiation
  • The characteristics of conductivity
  • Your understanding of insulation

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding mechanisms of heat transfer from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as conduction, convection, and radiation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the three common mechanisms of heat transfer

Additional Learning

To learn more about the mechanisms of heat transfer, review the accompanying lesson called Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define conduction, convection, and radiation
  • Differentiate between these types of heat transfer
  • Understand conductors and insulators
  • Demonstrate your ability to identify the type of heat transfer taking place in a given scenario
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