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Heat Transfer and Efficiency
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Heat Transfer and Efficiency

Why doesn't sealing up your house completely prevent heat from escaping? Why are foxes' ears different sizes? Why does the weather change from day to day?

You will be able to answer these questions (and many more) once you learn the 3 ways in which heat moves from one object to another.

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7 Essential Principles of Energy

7 Essential Principles of Energy

This video series starts with "energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws" and ends with "the quality of life of individuals and societies is affected by energy choices." More...

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U.S. Department of Energy
Fire Water Balloon: Coolest Conductor of Heat

Fire Water Balloon: Coolest Conductor of Heat

What good is knowing about heat transfer and capacity? For one thing, you can burn a balloon without popping it. Watch this demo, then check out "Fireproof Balloon?" to understand what you saw. More...

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Steve Spangler Science
Fireproof Balloon?

Fireproof Balloon?

When you put a balloon filled with water over a flame, why doesn't it pop? And what does this have to do with heat transfer and capacity — or flame retardants? Have an adult around if you decide to try this. More...

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UCSB ScienceLine
Heat Transfer Facts

Heat Transfer Facts

No one could be more interested in how heat moves through the Earth's atmosphere than weather forecasters. Here's their take on the subject. More...

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National Weather Service
Rate of Heat Transfer

Rate of Heat Transfer

What do foxes' ears have to do with heat transfer? As you'll see here, an object's shape has a lot to do with how quickly it transfers heat. More...

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Mr. Spencer Physics
Heat and Temperature

Heat and Temperature

Scroll through this site and you'll find a treasure trove of fun videos about heat, temperature, and heat transfer. More...

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Science Helpdesk
Heat Transfer

Heat Transfer

By sensing thermal radiation, a thermal camera lets you see conduction, convection, and radiation in action. More...

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MIT
Heat Transfer Song

Heat Transfer Song

To help you remember the facts and figures of science, Mr. Parr makes up songs — lots of songs. Here he gives heat a beat. More...

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Mr. Parr
Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection, Radiation

Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection, Radiation

All around us, heat is moving from higher temperature objects to lower temperature objects. Get the basics about heat transfer with this interactive tutorial. More...

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Wisc-Online.com
Mix It Up: Transferring Heat by Convection in a Tank

Mix It Up: Transferring Heat by Convection in a Tank

How will mixing fluids change temperature? It’s hard to predict, just using math. So you have to experiment. This activity will give you some practice. More...

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Science Buddies

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