Conduction facts for kids

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Conduction in physics is about forms of energy such as light, heat or electricity.

  • Heat conduction takes place between two objects in contact with each other. Heat energy moves from one to the other. In heat conduction, the heat energy travels from the hot point to a cold point. For example, a pan of hot soup is taken off the oven and put on a table. The area of the table under the pot gets hot. Heat from the pot moved to the table top by conduction.

Besides conduction, the other major ways of moving energy are by radiation and convection.

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