What is Heat Energy? - Facts & Calculation


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Which of the following is related to how fast the molecules in a substance are moving?

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1. If I add the same amount of heat to the following substances, which one will have the highest temperature?

2. Which of the following substances would take the longest to heat up?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you quickly gauge your knowledge of heat energy and how it is calculated. Topics you will need to know for the quiz include temperature and speed, as well as calculating the energy needed to increase the temperature of a substance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you assess your knowledge of:

  • Specific heat capacity
  • Definition of heat energy
  • How fast molecules move in different substances
  • Calculating the energy needed to raise a substance's temperature

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you test out the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding how heat energy is calculated
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the definition of heart energy
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related heat energy lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about heat energy, review the lesson on What is Heat Energy? - Facts & Calculation. This lesson will help you:

  • Compare and contrast temperature and speed
  • Identify how heat transfer occurs
  • Calculate heat energy
  • Define convection
  • Understand the differences between high specific heat capacity and low specific heat capacity