What is Temperature? - Definition & Measurement


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Heat and temperature are _____.

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1. The higher the temperature, the ______ the particles of matter are moving.

2. Temperature is the average _____ energy of particles of matter.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Temperature tells us how hot or cold an object is, but there's much more to consider when examining this measurement scientifically. The questions in this quiz and worksheet will help ensure your understanding of temperature by assessing your knowledge of key terms from the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on various topics affecting temperature, including:

  • How heat and temperature are related
  • How temperature affects moving particles
  • What thermal expansion is
  • Common liquids used in thermometers

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on temperature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about heat and temperature
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gain regarding measuring temperature

Additional Information

Check out the accompanying lesson on What Is Temperature? - Definition, Lesson & Quiz to strengthen your knowledge of this topic. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines temperature
  • Explains how energy affects temperature
  • Details how temperature is measured
  • Discusses molecular movement in solids
  • Examines a real-world example involving temperature