What is Heat? - Definition & Explanation


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1. Choose the incorrect statement.

2. The temperature of one substance is 90 degrees F and another substance is 50 degrees F. If they are placed close together, what will happen ?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you gauge your knowledge of heat and temperature. You will need to know terms like kinetic energy and temperature in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo helps gauge your knowledge of:

  • What happens to a rod when it's heated
  • Characteristics of heat
  • Temperature
  • Kinetic energy

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the characteristics of heat
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve heat and energy practice problems
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related heat and temperature lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about heat, review the corresponding lesson on What is Heat? - Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define heat
  • Differentiate heat and temperature
  • Determine when thermal expansion takes place
  • Understand how heat transfer occurs
  • Learn about the specific heat capacity