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Ch 14: Chapter 14: Heat & Temperature - Holt Physical Science With Earth & Space Science

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The Heat & Temperature chapter of this Holt Science Spectrum - Physical Science with Earth and Space Science Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with heat and temperature. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Heat & Temperature textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Heat & Temperature chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the heat and temperature topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The definition of temperature
  • The difference between heat and temperature
  • What temperature measures
  • The laws of thermodynamics
  • Heat transfer mechanisms
  • How to convert between Fahrenheit and Celsius
  • The equation for specific heat capacity
  • How to find the change in entropy

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8 Lessons in Chapter 14: Chapter 14: Heat & Temperature - Holt Physical Science With Earth & Space Science
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What is Temperature? - Definition & Measurement

1. What is Temperature? - Definition & Measurement

In the most intuitive terms, temperature refers to how hot or cold something is. Learn more about temperature as a measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in an object and test your knowledge with quiz questions.

Measuring Temperature in the Lab: Instruments & Process

2. Measuring Temperature in the Lab: Instruments & Process

In this lesson, discover what temperature is a measurement of while learning how to properly measure temperature in a lab. Learn about the important instruments needed for this essential lab skill.

Degrees Fahrenheit: Definition & Conversion

3. Degrees Fahrenheit: Definition & Conversion

In this lesson, we will define the degree and the Fahrenheit temperature scale. We will also compare the Fahrenheit scale to the other temperature scales and learn how to convert between them.

What is Heat? - Definition & Explanation

4. What is Heat? - Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of heat and find out how it differs from temperature. You will also explore practical applications of heat such as expansion, thermodynamics, heat transfer, specific heat, phase transitions, and heat engines.

Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

5. Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

There are three main ways that heat is transferred between substances or objects. In this video lesson you'll learn about each one, and identify the differences between them.

How to Calculate Specific Heat Capacity for Different Substances

6. How to Calculate Specific Heat Capacity for Different Substances

This lesson describes specific heat capacity and explains how the specific heat capacity of water helps to maintain a relatively constant temperature in nature. Learn how to identify the specific heat capacity of other common materials and how to calculate specific heat capacity with an experiment.

The Laws of Thermodynamics

7. The Laws of Thermodynamics

Learn about the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Find out how energy is generated, how it converts from one form to another, and what happens to energy in a closed system.

Entropy: Equation & Calculations

8. Entropy: Equation & Calculations

After watching this lesson, you will be able to apply the concept of entropy to real life situations and complete calculations of entropy for a closed system. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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