RRISD- Thermal Energy Transfer- 6th
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objects with molecules packed closely packed together
the ability to do work or cause change
solar or heat energy which travels in waves
a measure of the amount of heat an object has
heat is transferred to an object when two objects are in contact with eachother
transfer of heat in a fluid where the warmer part of the mass will rise and the cooler portions will sink.
movement of a fluid, caused by differences in temperature, that transfers heat from one part of the fluid to another
form of energy that can travel through space.
a change of energy from one form to another
A state of balance within a system. Thermal energy flows from a warmer to a cooler object until both are the same temperature.
Energy that is transferred as a result of temperature differences
energy in the form of rays or waves or particles.
how conduction works
Conduction occurs when two object at different temperatures contact each other.
anything that has mass and takes up space
material through which a wave travels