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Ch 10: Holt Physical Science Chapter 10: Heat and Heat Technology

About This Chapter

The Heat and Heat Technology chapter of this Holt Physical Science Textbook Companion Course helps students learn essential physical science lessons on heat and heat technology. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Heat and Heat Technology textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Physical Science Heat and Heat Technology chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the heat and heat technology topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Temperature and kinetic energy of gases
  • Converting between temperature units of measurement
  • Thermal expansion
  • Heat and heat energy
  • Thermal energy
  • Mechanisms of heat transfer
  • Insulators and conductors
  • Types of heating systems
  • Solar energy

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10 Lessons in Chapter 10: Holt Physical Science Chapter 10: Heat and Heat Technology
The Boltzmann Distribution: Temperature and Kinetic Energy of Gases

1. The Boltzmann Distribution: Temperature and Kinetic Energy of Gases

Gas particles are always moving around at random speeds and in random directions. This makes it difficult to determine what any one particle is doing at a given time. Luckily, the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution provides some help with this.

Temperature Units: Converting Between Kelvins and Celsius

2. Temperature Units: Converting Between Kelvins and Celsius

Have you ever wondered what the lowest possible temperature is? In this lesson, you will learn what temperature measures. You will also be introduced to the Kelvin scale (an absolute scale) and learn how it relates to the Celsius scale.

Thermal Expansion: Definition, Equation & Examples

3. Thermal Expansion: Definition, Equation & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn what thermal expansion is and discover an equation for calculating how much different materials expand. You'll look at a number of examples of thermal expansion. A short quiz will follow.

What is Heat Energy? - Facts & Calculation

4. What is Heat Energy? - Facts & Calculation

In this lesson, you will learn about heat and that heat is a form of energy. You will learn about the properties of heat and the equations that will help you calculate heat in a variety of situations.

What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples

5. What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples

This lesson defines and identifies examples of thermal energy everywhere from your kitchen to the Earth's core. We'll discuss geothermal energy, a renewable energy source, as well.

Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

6. Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

There are three main ways that heat is transferred between substances or objects. In this video lesson you'll learn about each one, and identify the differences between them.

How to Calculate Specific Heat Capacity for Different Substances

7. How to Calculate Specific Heat Capacity for Different Substances

This lesson describes specific heat capacity and explains how the specific heat capacity of water helps to maintain a relatively constant temperature in nature. Learn how to identify the specific heat capacity of other common materials and how to calculate specific heat capacity with an experiment.

The Kinetic Theory of Matter: Definition & The Four States of Matter

8. The Kinetic Theory of Matter: Definition & The Four States of Matter

Everything on Earth is made of matter, but that matter isn't always the same. Matter can exist in four different phases, and the kinetic theory of matter helps us understand the differences between those phases.

Types of Heating & Cooling Systems

9. Types of Heating & Cooling Systems

You can choose from a number of different heating and cooling systems to make your home comfortable to live in. Watch this video to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of forced air, radiant heat, baseboard heat and geothermal systems.

Solar Energy: Understanding Active and Passive Solar Heating

10. Solar Energy: Understanding Active and Passive Solar Heating

Solar energy is the energy we harness from the sun. We can use this energy to heat our homes. Learn about the design elements needed for passive solar heating and the equipment needed for active solar heating.

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