Thermal Energy-JJ By JJ taylor For example your hand touches a hot pan and the thermal energy transfers making your hand hot.

Thermal energy transfer occurs when small particles speed up and bump into one another which heats up the item. An example for an item could be a pan or pot that is cooking pasta in boiling water.

A way this could happen could be convection,radiation, or conduction. Radiation is a method of heat transfer that doesn't rely on any contact between the heat source and the heated object this rule also applies with conduction and convection. Heat can be transmitted through empty space by thermal radiation often called infrared radiation.

Thermal energy transfer happens because molecules bump into each other increasing their speed and increasing the temperature.


Our solar oven worked very well. It got to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. We managed to cook a Quesadilla. We made a small overhang so the heat would be stuck in the oven. We put tin foil on the overhang so the heat would reflect onto the quesadilla. We made a mini tin foil plate to cook the quesadilla on. After that we covered the inside with tin foil, so the heat would be attracted to the oven. The rays from the heat cooked the quesadilla.


Created with images by Jeremy Levine Design - "Solar Panels" • Fort Meade - "Post Solar project saves money, conserves energy" • picjumbo_com - "cook bake spaghetti"

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