Posts Tagged ‘conduction’

Global applications of energy transfer

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Blue Marble (planet earth) by woodleywonderworks on flickr

Each table will be given one of the following questions to research.  Find out all you can, remembering to discuss heat transfer in your answers.   Then we’ll share our findings with the class. The link below each question takes you to a youtube clip that will help to get you started.  Eventually you will post your findings as comments to this blogpost.

How is heat transferred?

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Thermal fluid dynamics by Pro-Zak on flickr

This week we’ll be learning about the 3 different processes of heat transfer: CONDUCTION, CONVECTION and RADIATION.  To help us, we’ll be talking soccer and basketball – watch this space!

Here is a brainpop video to watch.  Some questions to think about while watching:

  • Can you explain which contains more heat: a glacier or a lightning bolt? 
  • Can you explain why food cooks faster with glassware than metalware?
  • Can you explain how curtains keep a room warmer at night?
  • Can you explain how winter hats, jackets and blankets keep us warm?
  • Can you explain the picture in this post?

The powerpoint used in class is here: Topic 03 – Thermal Physics  The text is a little advanced for G9, but the images are good.

And if you’re feeling really clever, perhaps you can make a rap like this one to explain heat transfer!

To find out whether you’ve really understood the applications of heat transfer, you will be given a challenge.  See the attachment to read more 🙂  Have fun! Heat Transfer Patent activity and rubric

And here is a link to the Integrated Science blog which gives you some more resources.

Global applications – energy transfer on the planet

Friday, January 15th, 2010
Planet Earth by regulus2007

Planet Earth by regulus2007

Each table will be given one of the following questions to research.  Find out all you can, remembering to discuss heat transfer in your answers.   Then we’ll share our findings with the class. The link below each question takes you to a youtube clip that will help to get you started.

And our old friend Bill Nye has something to say on climate 🙂

Heat transfer

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
Thermal Fluid Dynamics by Pro-Zak on flickr

Thermal Fluid Dynamics by Pro-Zak on flickr

This week we’ll be learning about the 3 different processes of heat transfer: CONDUCTION, CONVECTION and RADIATION.  To help us, we’ll be talking soccer and basketball – watch this space!

Here are some videos to help demonstrate:  Bill Nye 1, Bill Nye 2, Bill Nye 3

You might want to try answer the questions on this worksheet courtesy of Mr Boulton while watching: Heat Transfer – Questions For Understanding

To find out whether you’ve really understood the applications of heat transfer, you will be given a challenge.  See the attachment to read more 🙂  Have fun!  Heat Transfer Patent office modified version

The powerpoint I used in class is here: Topic 03 – Thermal Physics  The text is a little advanced for G9, but the images are good.