Posts Tagged ‘temperature’

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.

Specific heat capacity

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Flames 4 ghost of fire by Edson Martins on flickr

You could probably tell me what each of the words in the title to this post mean individually, but what does “specific heat capacity” mean when we put them all together?  Here’s a presentation we will use to find out a bit more about it.  Thanks to Mr Hobbins for producing it.   Specific-Heat-Capacity

Here is the handout with tons of practice questions: Specific-heat-Capacity-questions

We’ll come to an understanding of how heat (a form of energy) is different from temperature

And we’ll do a lab where we compare different types of fuel to find out which is most efficient.  Comparison of fuels lab