Examples Of Conduction, Convection, And Radiation
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Examples Of Conduction, Convection, And Radiation

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Conduction is the process by which heat energy is transmitted through collisions between neighboring molecules.
Convection is heat transfer by mass motion of a fluid such as air or water when the heated fluid is caused to move away from the source of heat, carrying energy with it.
In physics, radiation is the emission or transmission of energy in the form of waves or particles through space or through a material medium.

List the types of energy transmission happening in the examples below.

Example

Type

Using a heating blanket to get warm
Picking up a hot cup of coffee
A person placing their cold hands over a warm fire
Macaroni rising and falling in a pot of boiling water
How the inside of a greenhouse works.

Example

Type

A person placing their hand over a hot burner
Touching a metal spoon that is sitting in a pot of boiling water
A pot sitting on a hot burner.
Lying out in the sun to get a tan
Putting your wet shoes on a floor vent to dry them faster
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