Convection: Natural Convection

This model illustrates the difference between conduction and convection in the transfer of heat.

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Conduction of heat refers to the transfer of heat through a solid. Convection refers to the transfer of heat by a fluid material (such as air or water) moving from one place to another. Warm air is less dense than cold air, so it rises and cold air sinks. This is called natural convection. Air is constantly circulating indoors and outdoors, moving heat from one place to another. With this model you can compare how conduction and convection transfer heat.

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<a href="">The Concord Consortium. Convection: Natural Convection . Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2015, March 18.</a>

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Convection: Natural Convection (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2015, March 18), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Convection: Natural Convection (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2015, March 18), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Convection: Natural Convection . (2015, March 18). Retrieved 2017, January 21, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/

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This activity runs entirely in a Web browser. Preferred browsers are: Google Chrome (versions 30 and above), Safari (versions 7 and above), Firefox (version 30 and above), Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher), and Microsoft's Edge.

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The simulator works great. Are there any prepared inquiry-based activities written for the sim, or do we need to start from scratch?

cbjenney, please take a look at the Engineering Energy Efficiency project page's curricullum tab. You'll find activities there.

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Grade Level
Middle School, High School
Subject
Engineering, Physics
Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation
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