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P1a- Heating Houses

Temperature is the measure of how HOT something is (in degrees celcius).

Temperature can be identified in a THERMOGRAM.

The temperature of a object is a measurement of the AVERAGE KINETIC ENERGY of the PARTICLES in that object

HEAT is a measurement of ENERGY and is measured in JOULES.

HEAT is a measurement of energy on an ABSOLUTE scale (joules)

HEAT energy flows from a hotter region to a cooler region. 

An object that has a very high temperature will cool very quickly. As the temperature drops, it cools at a slower rate. The rate of heating/cooling depends on the difference between the temperature of the object and the temperature of the surroundings. The greater the difference, the greater the rate.

Measuring Heat Energy

The amount of energy…


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