Heat Energy

Physics SSS1 Second Term


Heat Energy

Performance Objectives

Students should be able to:

  1. Explain the concept of Temperature
  2. Determine the change of state and expansion in solids, its consequences and application


Knowing the difference between heat and temperature is important. It can lead to a clearer understanding of energy. Below is a picture of an ice cube melting in a small dish. The ice, water, dish, and are experience heat exchanges and temperature changes.

Often the concepts of heat and temperature are thought to be the same, but they are not.

Perhaps the reason the two are usually and incorrectly thought to be the same is that as human beings on Earth our everyday experience leads us to notice that when you add heat to something, say like putting a.... View More

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