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Students learn that temperature measures average kinetic energy, and heat is the transfer of energy from hot systems to cold systems. They consider what makes a good conductor.
Students will be able to:
• Distinguish between heat and temperature at the atomic level.
• Determine temperature is related to both the speed and the mass of atoms.
• Explain that temperature is a measure of the average kinetic energy of atoms and molecules in a system.
• Experiment with the amount of energy and the size of a system and its relationship to a rise in temperature.
• Compare thermal radiation and heat conduction.
Additional Related Concepts
Fermi Lab's ARISE Project suggests the following enhancement to this SAM unit: http://www.concord.org/~barbara/SAM/ARISE/ARISE_SAM_heat_temp.pdf
using Molecular Workbench