Transfer of Heat Energy

Physics SS1 Second Term


Transfer of Heat Energy

Performance Objectives

Students should be able to:

  1. List and explain the various ways of transferring heat energy


Heat flows from a body at a higher temperature to another at a lower temperature. This transfer of heat can happen in three ways: conduction, convection and radiation.


It is our everyday experience but when we pour hot water into an aluminium cup, the handle of the cup soon feels hot to the touch. If you deep a silver spoon into a hot tea, the handle of the spoon very quickly feels hotter than it was before. The heat from the hot water has been transferred along with the metal handle to the other end of the cup or spoon by the process of conduction.

Conduction of heat is the process by which.... View More

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