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Where does convection occur?
In fluids.
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What are fluids?
Fluids are liquids and gases.
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What happens to a fluid when it is heated?
It expands. The fluid becomes less dense and rises. The warm fluid is replaced by cooler, denser fluid.
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What is the name of the process described in question 3?
Convection Current.
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What do convection currents do?
Transfer energy throughout fluids.
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What are responsible for onshore and offshore breezes?
Convection currents.
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What are the key words for this topic?
Convection, fluid, convection current.
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