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

Picking up a hot cup of coffee
Lying out in the sun to get a tan
How the inside of a greenhouse works.
Putting your wet shoes on a floor vent to dry them faster
A pot sitting on a hot burner.

Example

Type

Macaroni rising and falling in a pot of boiling water
A person placing their cold hands over a warm fire
Touching a metal spoon that is sitting in a pot of boiling water
Using a heating blanket to get warm
A person placing their hand over a hot burner
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