Transferring Heat Energy by Radiation


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1. Which of the following is NOT an example of radiation?

2. Which of the following is NOT a mode of heat transfer?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Heat can be transferred in a variety of electromagnetic waves, including radiation. This test and worksheet is designed to test your knowledge about how radiation transfers heat. Some concepts you will be assessed on include the importance of the delivery of heat via radiation for life on Earth and radiation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be tested on:

  • Modes of heat transfer
  • Properties and examples of radiation
  • The definition of heat energy

Skills Practiced

The assessment and worksheet will help students gain the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the three methods of transferring heat energy from the related lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding heat transfer by radiation without a medium to travel through and interpret the importance correctly
  • Defining key concepts - confirm that you can accurately define main phrases, such as heat/thermal energy and radiation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how heat is created by the motion and vibration of molecules in a substance

Additional Learning

To learn more about heat and radiation, review the accompanying lesson entitled 'Transferring Heat Energy by Radiation'. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Define heat (or thermal) energy and find three methods of heat transfer
  • Identify the numerous forms of electromagnetic waves through which radiation is transferred
  • Know the most common form of radiation and find examples of it
  • Differentiate between conduction, convection, and radiation
  • Understand how radiation is produced through molecule vibration