What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples


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Most of the Earth's geothermal energy is contained within:

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1. What is heat?

2. Energy can best be defined as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A watched pot never boils. Well that's not really true. It will boil, thanks to thermal energy. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of the properties of thermal energy. These quiz questions will test you on the definition of energy and how to best describe thermal energy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • The location of most of Earth's geothermal energy
  • Definition of heat in the context of thermal energy
  • Definition of renewable energy

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test the knowledge gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as energy and renewable energy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding heat in the context of thermal energy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Earth's geothermal energy

Additional Learning

Learn more about thermal energy by reviewing the accompanying lesson, What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define thermal energy
  • Examine the application of thermal energy
  • Understand what geothermal energy is and its properties