Conductor and Insulators

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Conductor and
Insulators
What are sources of heat energy?
The original source of all
energy on Earth is the
sun. Other sources of
heat energy are:
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Fire
Body
Sun
Stove
If you get too hot from the fire’s
heat, you can move away or pour
water on it to stop the heat.
What is conduction?
Conduction is the
movement of heat
between objects
touching one another.
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A metal pot, cookie
sheet, and pan are
examples of
conductors.
A conductor is an
object that heat can
move through easily.
What is an insulator?
An insulator is an
object that does not
conduct heat well.
Potholders, a coat,
and wood are
examples of
insulators.
What is the difference?
Conductor
The streets of New York City are similar to a
conductor because they are straight lines, which
would allow heat to pass through quickly and
easily.
Insulator
The streets of London are like an insulator
because they are very curve and would not
allow heat to pass through quickly.
Which are conductor and insulators?
Insulators
Conductors
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