Class practical: Measuring the specific thermal capacity (also called the specific heat capacity ) of aluminium, including the...
Class practical: Using an aluminium block and immersion heater to estimate the specific thermal capacity (also called the...
Energy must be transferred to (or from) a material to increase (or decrease) its temperature. Here is how to calculate how...
It doesn’t pop as the heat from the candle is transferred to the water. Water takes a long time to heat up, so it stays...
Specific heat capacity is a material property that relates changes in a material’s temperature to the energy transferred to or...
These questions can be used to explore students' ideas about energy at age 16 and address the new criteria for GCSEs in...
When teaching this topic, it is important to avoid your students conflating the energy analysis with an explanation of what’s...
It seems intuitive that, when energy is added to a system, its temperature will rise. Hence, the notion of negative heat...
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