Worksheet: Methods of Heat Transfer
(conduction, convection, and radiation)
Identify the method of heat transfer that takes place in each illustration. Some
illustrations may show more than one form of heat transfer.
1. 2. 3. 4.
7. 8. 9.
In each of the following situations, identify the method of heat transfer taking
place (conduction, convection, radiation). More than one process may be
1. Hot coffee is stirred with a spoon, the spoon gets hot due to _______________.
2. A chair is
placed several feet from a fire in a fireplace. The fireplace has a glass screen. The
side of the chair
facing the fireplace gets warm because of_______________.
3. A certain type of decorative lamp
contains colored liquids. These liquids form globs that break
off and rise to the top of the liquid.
The globs rise due to _______________.
4. Near the ceiling of a room the air is warmer. The warm air rises because of _______________.
5. A college student holds the back of his hand near an iron to see if it is hot. Heat is transferred
his hand by _______________.