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Thermal E & Temp

6th Physical Science

The theory that states that all of the particles that make up matter are constantly in motion. Kinetic Theory of Matter
Energy that is in motion. kinetic energy
The 3 states of matter that exist on Earth. solids, liquids, and gases
The measure of the average kinetic energy of all the particles in an object or substance. temperature (the higher the average kinetic energy, the higher the temp & vice versa)
The total amount of this type of energy that is present in the particles of substances. thermal energy
How many particles or atoms that makes up an object or substance has. Sometimes your teacher will say "How much stuff an object has!" mass
The temperature at which the motion of particles stops. absolute zero
In the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales, temperature is measured in units called __________? degrees
The instrument used to measure temperature. thermometer
The temperature scale used mostly around the world, and by scientists. Celsius Scale
The temperature scale most common in the United States. Fahrenheit Scale
The temperature scale used specially for scientists called physicists. Kelvin Scale