Conduction

Conduction
Heat travels along a metal handle by means of conduction. When you place a metal skillet on the heating element of a range, the handle gets hot even though the heating element is under the skillet and not on the handle. The vibrations of atoms or molecules in solids, liquids, or gases is what we call heat. Heat travels through the skillet to the handle by neighboring molecules vibrating other molecules and spreading out to the handle. The more heat there is in a material the faster the particles are moving. All materials conduct heat, even wood. Understanding conduction can help you slow down heat loss from your home and save you money and also keep you more comfortable.