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Heat Conductors

Gee, it’s
scorching hot!

Arrh! I’m getting


sunburnt!

Metal is a conductor of electricity and heat.

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Hey, I’ve got
sunburnt and You’re being
you’re not at all silly!
sympathetic!

Only silly That pole is Alright, I’m


people like made of iron. Of being foolish! Ah, the bus
you will lean course it will be is here!
against a hot under the
pole! Ha ha Sun.
ha!

Objects that are good conductors of heat quickly absorb


and transmit heat.

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Hey, just now I touched
the garbage bin but it You’re a silly boy! Why did you
wasn’t hot at all! touch the dirty garbage bin?

What do you now


The garbage bin is made of plastic. Ah, now I understand?
Plastic is a poor conductor of heat, understand!
that’s why you didn’t find it hot.

I know that metal is a


good conductor of heat!

Of all the metals, silver is the best conductor of heat.

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Hello, welcome
home!

She’s out Your mother wants you to wash


Evil One, why your hands before you eat.
are you here? visiting the
Where’s my neighbours!
mother?

This fried rice is cold and no


longer tasty!

Plastic and wood are poor conductors of heat.

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What do you
intend to do?

Iron
plate

Iron is a metal and a


conductor of heat. Fried rice
tastes better when it’s hot!

Boom!

Objects that are good conductors of electricity are also good


conductors of heat.

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Some appliances are required to absorb
or transmit heat when in use. So such
appliances are made from materials that are
good conductors of heat.

Pipes in water cooling systems are


made from copper, a good conductor of
heat to increase the effect of cooling.

This is the order of metals that are good


conductors of heat:
(1) Silver
(2) Copper
(3) Aluminium
(4) Wolfram
(5) Magnesium

Electric wires and electric cables


are insulated with plastic which
is a poor conductor of electricity
and heat. Insulators protect the Many people think that
wires and cables from damage laptop cases are made from
due to external forces and at metal. If that were so, many
the same time prevent electric laptop users would suffer
shock to anything that comes from burns because metal
into contact with the wires and is a good conductor of heat.
cables. Actually all laptop cases are
made from materials such
as nylon, leather, plastic and
synthetic rubber.

Science Education Extension:


Enter and key in “Conduction of heat”.
(reprint YouTube)

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