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Mini-Quiz: Thermal Insulation

by Ron Kurtus

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What thermal insulation do you use to protect your hands from a hot metal pot?

An air space of 3.5 inches

A thick cloth pot-holder

Shiny aluminum foil wrapped around your hands

2. Why are car windows tinted?

So the people can feel important

To minimize heating the inside by radiation

Because tint is a poor conductor

3. From the table above, which provides more insulation: 6 inches of cellulose fiber or 6 inches of fiberglass battling?




If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Physics. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

Insulate yourself from negative thoughts

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Thermal Mass and R-Value - Environmental Building News, April 1998

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