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We think of temperature as how warm or cold something is. But what is it really?

Temperature is caused by molecules zooming around!


(Thanks to Ian Littlewood for supplying this applet.)

What happens to the molecules when you move the
slider to increase the temperature?

The molecules move faster
The molecules get bigger
The molecules move slower
Temperature is a measure of the average speed or kinetic energy of molecules.

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