Heat can transfer between objects in one of three ways depending on the medium: conduction, convection or radiation. Conduction occurs in solids, convection occurs in liquid or gas, and radiation occurs in virtually any ... More » Science Physics Thermodynamics

The oceans transfer heat by their currents, which take hot water from the equator up to higher latitudes and cold water back down toward the equator. Due to this transfer of heat, climate near large bodies of water is of... More » Science Physics Thermodynamics

The ability to transmit heat or electricity is called conductivity. Thermal conductors are items that are conducive to conducting heat, while electrical conductors are items that easily conduct electricity. More » Science Physics Electricity
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