Conduction, Convection, & Radiation: Cooking Dogs…Hot Dogs

pork-69429__480I teach with Whole Brain Teaching when I can think of something. I have a few chants for conduction, convection & radiation: “Conduction is Touching’. Conduction is Touching’.” We say that while clasping one hand with another to show direct touch or contact. For convection heat transfer, have students make circles with their hands and say, “Conduction is heat transfer through liquid or gas in a circular motion.” Last, for radiation heat transfer make waves and say, “Radiation is heat transfer through electromagnetic waves.” We do that EVERY SINGLE CLASS at least once. The actions and words together help students’ brains make extra connections and REMEMBER. Continue reading