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heat

is the transfer of thermal energy from one object to another because of temperature difference

temperature

is a measure of how hot or cold an object is compared to a reference point

thermal energy

is the total potential and kinetic energy related to the motion of all particles in an object

Specific heat
is the amount of heat needed to rise the temperature of 1 gram of a material by 1 degree
thermal expanison
is an increase in the volume of a material due to a temperature increase
Calorimeter
is an instrument used to measure changes in thermal energy
conduction
is the transfer of the thermal energy with no overall transfer of matter
thermal conductor
is a material that conducts thermal energy well
thermal insulator
a material that conduct thermal energy poorly
convection
is the transfer of thermal energy when particles of a fluid move from 1 place to another