Convection in Science: Definition, Equation & Examples


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In which states (phases) of matter can convection happen?

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1. A cup of (liquid) hot broth is ____________ a cup of cold broth.

2. Which of the following is NOT a correct explanation for how convection works?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of convection. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include convection and kinetic energy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • How convection works
  • The phases of matter convection occurs in
  • Real life examples of convection
  • Calculating the amount of energy transferred in specific situations
  • Density

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on heat transfer
  • Problem solving- use acquired knowledge to solve convection practice problems
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding states of matter and density

Additional Learning

There is a related lesson titled Convection in Science: Definition, Equation and Examples. Reading the lesson will help you further improve your knowledge of the topics. The lesson has these objectives:

  • Identify how convection occurs
  • Review which phases of matter convection occurs in
  • Explain the convection equation
  • Apply knowledge of convection to examples such as the Aurora Borealis