Thermal Energy

By: Bhumi Patel

  • Heat is different than temperature.
  • Heat is the amount of thermal energy that exists in matter.
  • Temperature is a measurement of thermal energy within an object


  • Little thermal energy equals low temperature.
  • High thermal energy equals high temperature.


  • There are three primary means of heat transfer:

radiation, conduction, and convection.

  • Thermal energy, or heat, travels from warmer objects to cooler objects.