What is Evaporative Cooling? - Definition & Process


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What is evaporative cooling?

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1. What is latent heat?

2. How does sweat keep us cool in warm temperatures?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and attached quiz will test your understanding of evaporative cooling. Answer the quiz questions on specific concepts and terminology, like defining evaporative cooling and latent heat.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These resources will assess your comprehension of how to:

  • Explain the role of sweat in the human body in warmer temperatures
  • Name the applications for evaporative cooling
  • Explain why nuclear meltdown could occur if evaporative cooling malfunctions in a power plant

Skills Practiced

Practice the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on evaporative cooling
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of warmer temperatures and how it is connected to the human body sweating
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about evaporative cooling is in power plants in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as latent heat and evaporative cooling

Additional Learning

Review this lesson entitled What is Evaporative Cooling? - Definition & Process in order to learn more about this subject. You will find that the lesson adheres to the following study objectives:

  • Analyze how evaporative cooling works
  • Recognize why evaporative cooling matters
  • Identify evaporative coolers
  • Explain the workings of nuclear power plants
  • Understand the problems with evaporative cooling