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In which direction is heat transferred?
1. cold to hot
2. hot to cold
3. both directions
4. it never changes
Scientists use which unit to measure temperature?
1. Fahrenheit
2. Celsius
3. Thermometer
What happens to the particles in a solid when you heat the solid?
1. They melt.
2. They speed up.
3. They slow down.
4. They no longer exist.
The energy from the Sun is taken in by the body and changed to                 energy.
1. heat
2. light
3. sound
4. internal
Which of the following is a source of thermal energy?
1. a thermostat
2. the Sun
3. a thermometer
4. a cooler
A material that slows the transfer of heat is called an insulator.
1. True
2. False
Thermal energy makes things colder.
1. True
2. False
Which is the best insulator?
1. wood
2. iron
3. copper
4. silver
A potholder, a wooden spoon, and a plastic spoon are good insulators.
1. True
2. False
An insulator is an object that heat can move through easily (like metal).
1. True
2. False
Lora left an ice cube in a cup on the picnic table on a sunny day. What is likely to happen over the next hour?
1. The ice cube will melt.
2. The ice cube will evaporate.
3. The ice cube will freeze again.
4. The ice cube will become bigger.
Conduction produces heat when you rub your hands together.
1. True
2. False
Scientists usually use the metric temperature scale that is called what?
1. Fahrenheit scale
2. Music scale
3. Weight scale
4. Celsius scale
Heating is when
1. a temperature measures how hot something is.
2. a temperature changes.
3. energy changes the temperature of something.
In degrees Fahrenheit, at what temperature does water boil?
1. 112
2. 121
3. 212
4. 100
What temperature is shown on the thermometer?
Fahrenheit.......... a. the form of energy that moves particles of matter

heat................ b. temperature scale where water boils at 212 & freezes at 32

Celsius............. c. the measure of how hot or cold something is

thermal energy...... d. temperature scale where water boils at 100 & freezes at 0

temperature......... e. the movement of thermal energy from hotter to cooler objects