Thermal Expansion & Heat Transfer


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What is thermal energy?

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1. Which of the following is a type of heat transfer that happens when two objects are in physical contact with each other?

2. If you were to expand a donut-shaped object, what would happen to the size of the hole in the object?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Understanding thermal expansion and heat transfer is extremely important in many different situations, and the quiz and worksheet duo is designed to test your knowledge of these topics. The quiz asks you to correctly identify definitions and concepts critical to comprehending thermal expansion and heat transfer.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the assessment, you will be tested on the:

  • Type of heat transfer that occurs when two objects touch each other
  • Definition of thermal energy
  • Factors that should be considered when calculating the rate of heat transfer through material

Skills Practiced

Improve your ability to implement these skills by using the quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about thermal expansion and heat transfer from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of thermal expansion to understand what would happen to a hole in an object when it expands
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve a query about heat transfer through metal
  • Define a key concept - confirm that you can accurately define a main phrase, thermal energy

Additional Learning

Challenge yourself to learn more by checking out the accompanying lesson called Thermal Expansion & Heat Transfer. The lesson is written to meet these key objectives:

  • Differentiate between conduction, convection, and radiation
  • Understand the equation used to measure the rate of heat transfer through an object
  • Define thermal expansion and temperature
  • Complete a sample calculation about heat transfer