Hola, soy Dora! And this is my friend Diego! Today we are going to a dance party!
But first, we have to get through the wavy river! Vamonos!
The waves are so big! They are making the water boiling hot! I think convection is occurring! This means that the currents are moving in a circular motion. Should we use the wood or metal to make a bridge?
We should use the wooden bridge to get over the hot water! Wood is an insulator so it will block the heat from getting through. Metal is a conductor so the water will make it hot and we won't be able to walk on it!
Oh no! Swiper followed us here! We need to get to the dance party before Swiper gets there! We should push down the trees so he can't follow us.
Hooray! We made it over the wavy river!
Yay! We stopped Swiper from getting through! But Dora, why is it so hot in the forest now?
That's because of conduction Diego! When we pushed down the first tree, it hit the other, and then the next, and on. The heat was transferred from our bodies, to the first tree, to the next tree which were direct collisions between the particles.
We did it!! Yeah! But, it's very hot next to the radio. How come?
Yay! That's because of radiation Diego. The heat is transferred without the movement of particles. The radio is releasing radiant energy.
They made it to the dance party while learning about heat transfer on the way! Adiós amigos!! See you next time!