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Ch 8: ScienceFusion Earth's Water & Atmosphere Unit 3.2: Energy Transfer

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The Energy Transfer chapter of this ScienceFusion Earth's Water & Atmosphere Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with energy transfer. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Energy Transfer textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceFusion Energy Transfer chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the energy transfer 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:

  • Definitions for thermal energy and thermal expansion
  • Different heat applications
  • The definition for specific heat capacity
  • Heat transfer mechanisms
  • Effects of solar radiation

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6 Lessons in Chapter 8: ScienceFusion Earth's Water & Atmosphere Unit 3.2: Energy Transfer
What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples

1. 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.

Thermal Expansion: Importance & Examples

2. Thermal Expansion: Importance & Examples

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what thermal expansion is, why it is important, provide some examples of thermal expansion in real life and complete basic thermal expansion calculations. A short quiz will follow.

What is Heat? - Definition & Explanation

3. What is Heat? - Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of heat and find out how it differs from temperature. You will also explore practical applications of heat such as expansion, thermodynamics, heat transfer, specific heat, phase transitions, and heat engines.

Specific Heat of Water & Metals: Physics Lab

4. Specific Heat of Water & Metals: Physics Lab

This lab will help you to be able to explain what specific heat is and find the specific heat of a metal using household objects. After completing the lab and analyzing the data, you can complete a short quiz to test your knowledge.

Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

5. 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.

What is Solar Radiation? - Definition & Effects

6. What is Solar Radiation? - Definition & Effects

The sun plays an important role to us on Earth. It provides many things such as light and warmth. But, what is solar radiation and how does it affect us? In this video lesson, you'll learn about solar radiation, how it allows us to survive, and the influence it has on our global climate.

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