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Convection

Unit Plan: Urban Heat Island Lesson: 2
9-12Urban Ecosystems
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Students will explore the process of convection with the goal of understanding: 1) the general behavior of fluids, 2) the outer core, mantle, bodies of water, and the atmosphere all regularly behave like fluids, 3) heat energy is transferred in fluids by diffusion, conduction, and convection/advection, and 4) where gravity is at work, cooled/more dense materials move downwards into the fluid forming convection cells.

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