Discussion Questions: Heat Transfer
- Can you explain why you feel warm when you are standing away from a campfire?
- Why does a carpeted floor feel warmer to bare feet than tile or wood even though all surfaces are the same temperature?
- What information would you need in order to predict whether heat transfer would occur when two objects or materials interact?
- What would happen if a person who is wearing a heavy winter jacket were to place a thermometer inside the jacket next to his or her skin? What would happen if we took the same jacket, after it had been hanging in a closet, and placed a thermometer inside?