Chapter 10 - Heat Energy

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Unit E - Interactions of Matter and Energy

Chapter 10 - Heat Energy

Explore how heat energy affects processes on the Earth and in the universe.

Train of Thought

Train of Thought

Take your imagination on a wonderful, mind-bending trip with these "thought experiments" worthy of Einstein himself. With this train, it truly is all about the journey.

Studying Ice Flows for Clues to Climate Change

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Studying Ice Flows for Clues to Climate Change

What's better than watching ice melt? Building a computer model to simulate the melting! Ice flow plays an important role in everything from deep ocean circulation patterns to global warming.

What's the Angle?

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What's the Angle?

Why is there such a dramatic temperature change between the equator and the South Pole? Explore all the angles of sunlight with a few thermometers and a heat lamp.

How the Sun Works

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How the Sun Works

Talk about a long-term power source. For billions and billions of years, the Sun has been giving off energy that equals 4 x 1026 watts. What keeps the Sun burning so bright?