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1. Windows


Glass is good at letting heat pass through it.
A pane of glass quickly transmits heat from one side to the other.
Think about touching a glass window on a cold day.

The glass makes your hand feel cold because the glass quickly
takes the heat away from your hand. Glass conducts the heat from
your hand into the glass.

Glass is a good conductor of heat and a bad insulator.

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