Puzzler #3. A Touch of Chill

Pick up or touch a metallic object near you and make a mental note of how it feels. Then, do the same with a wooden object.

At room temperature, particularly during winter, a metal chair feels much cooler than a wooden or plastic chair. Explain why in paragraph format.

Concepts involved:

  • Heat transfer/exchange, conduction, conductor, insulator

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