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The Real-World Science Supplement
to Scholastic News.
cameras that measure the amount of heat released by an object
An infrared camera detected the amount of heat given off by a hot koala.
the energy of moving particles of matter
A stove makes heat, or thermal energy.
when heat energy travels from a hotter object to a cooler one
Conduction occurs when your cool hand touches a hot tray. Remember to wear a potholder!
a process in which green plants create food from sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide gas
Green plants perform photosynthesis to make food.
when liquid changes to gas
Evaporation occurs when liquid rain turns to gas.