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Resource by the National Weather Service - text defining types of heat transfer. Includes a class activity demonstration.


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heat transfer convection weather conduction convection radiation



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Update Standards?

SCI.6.9.A: Science

investigate methods of thermal energy transfer, including conduction, convection, and radiation;

SCI.6.9.B: Science

verify through investigations that thermal energy moves in a predictable pattern from warmer to cooler until all the substances attain the same temperature such as an ice cube melting; and
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2014-08-07.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 1

Reviewer Comments:

This site has some very basic tools for teaching heat transfer via radiation, convection, and conduction. The interactive demo consists of three images which, when you mouseover them, provide definitions of the terms. It is hosted on a now-defunct (since 2011) Virtual Teacher Aide site. The resource does not stand alone as curriculum, but could potentially be useful within a larger context.

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