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Name the three (3) ways heat is transferred.
Heat is transferred by:
Radiation
Conduction
Convection
Heat is transferred from the sun to the Earth by___________.
Heat is transferred from the sun to the Earth by RADIATION.
conduction
Conduction is the direct transfer of heat BY TOUCHING.
convection
Convection is the transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid (water) or gases (air).
thermometer
A thermometer is a thin glass tube with a bulb on one end that contains a liquid (usually mercury or colored alcohol).
The temperature on the Celsius scale at which pure water freezes.
0 degrees Celsius
The temperature on the Celsius scale at which pure water boils.
100 degrees Celsius
heat
The energy transferred from a hotter object to a cooler object.
thermal energy
The TOTAL energy of motion in the molecules of a substance.
temperature
The AVERAGE amount of energy of motion of each molecule of a substance.
Air temperature is usually measured with a _______.
A temperature is usually measured with a THERMOMETER.
Most of the HEATING of the troposphere is caused by _____.
Most of the heating of the troposphere is caused by CONVECTION.
radiation
The direct transfer of energy by ELECTRMAGNETIC WAVES.