Choose only ONE of the four scenarios listed below and create a poster containing the following information:

– Complete a drawing of your scenario
– Label appropriately: heat source, heat, sink, direction of energy flow
– Identify the type of heat transfer it is (Conduction, Convection, or Radiation)
– Address any question(s) in your scenario
– Use lots of color & be creative!
– Use 8" x 11"; 8" x 14"; or 9" x 12" paper (paper will be given on Monday, 3/18)

As you are doing this assignment, remember a quote from Albert Einstein – “You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.” You are making a poster for those who don’t understand the three ways heat is transferred.

Have fun making your poster!


Every school day the poster is late, 10 points will be deducted for each school day.
Scenario #1:
On a very cold day Brittany decided to make some steaming hot cocoa in an insulated mug. But when she went to stir her drink with a metal spoon that was in her cocoa for a while, she burned her fingers. Why did Brittany get burned?
Scenario #2:
In Binghamton, NY every August they have a huge Hot Air Balloon race called Spiedie-Fest. The hot air balloons only go up in the air in early morning and early evening when air temperatures are lowest. Why do they not fly at mid-day?
Scenario #3:
Paola decided to make some linguini fra diavlo for dinner. He put a big pot of water on the stove to boil. When he adds the pasta what makes the pasta move up and down within the water?
Scenario #4:
Don is a huge fan of vintage vinyl records, he decided to store them in his basement in a spot adjacent to his boiler room where he thinks they will be safe. Unfortunately, all of Don’s records became warped. Why did this happen?



04/17/2013 8:05pm

Dear Mrs Villas,
My name is Joshua and I thought your video was really good.
It was really creative and funny!
I hope you visit our blog.
From your new blog buddy Joshua.

Mrs. Vilas
04/18/2013 12:30pm

Thanks Joshua! I will definitely visit your blog.

Mrs. Vilas

04/18/2013 10:02am

Hey! That ways of heat transfer is amazing! Check out my blog @ Thanks!! :)

Mrs. Vilas
04/18/2013 12:31pm

Hi. I am glad you liked it. It took me a few hours creating this since I never used PictureTrail. I will check out your student blog!

Mrs. Vilas

10/02/2013 7:45pm

Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.


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