Flash Cards

Sections 1 & 2

Question Answer
What is heat transfer through electromagnetic waves traveling through space from the sun called? Radiation
What are gases in the atmosphere reflecting light in all directions called? Scattering
What is the light we can see called? ROYGBIV visible light
What is Earth's heating process in which the gases in the atmosphere trap heat? greenhouse effect
Can we see infrared radiation? no
Can we see visible light? yes
What type of light causes skin cancer and eye damage? ultraviolet
What wavelengths are longer than red light, invisible, and can be felt as heat? infrared radiation
What wavelengths are shorter than violet light and are invisible, but can cause sunburns, skin cancer, and eye damage? ultraviolet radiation
Order visible light(ROYGBIV), ultraviolet radiation, and infrared radiation by longest wavelength to shortest wavelength infrared radiation, visible light, ultraviolet radiation
What type of light can be felt as heat, but not seen? infrared
What is the total energy of motion in the particles of a substance? thermal energy
What is the transfer of heat energy from one material to another through physical (direct) contact? Conduction
What is the transfer of heat energy by the circulation or movement of a liquid or a gas? Convection
Conduction or Convection: furnace convection
Conduction or Convection: stove top burner conduction
Conduction or Convection: hot plate conduction
Conduction or Convection: curling or straightening iron conduction

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