My Angle on Cooling: Effects of Distance and Inclination
B. Physical Science
For Grades: 5-8
Transfer of Energy
Heat moves in predictable ways, flowing from warmer objects to cooler ones, until both reach the same temperature.
The sun is a major source of energy for changes on the earth's surface. The sun loses energy by emitting light. A tiny fraction of that light reaches the earth, transferring energy from the sun to the earth. The sun's energy arrives as light with a range of wavelengths, consisting of visible light, infrared, and ultraviolet radiation.