Misconception NGM013:

Thermal energy will continue to be transferred by conduction even after objects in contact with each other reach the same temperature; the temperature of the object getting warmer will continue to increase and the temperature of the object getting cooler will continue to decrease (Kesidou & Duit, 1993).

Items that test for misconception NGM013 in this key idea (Energy can be transferred from one …)
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NG022003

When water that is 40ºF is poured into a cup that is 70ºF, thermal energy is transferred from the cup to the water until they reach the same temperature.

30%

NG047004

When a ball that is 80ºF is placed in a bucket of water that is 50ºF, thermal energy is transferred from the ball to the water until they are both at the same temperature.

18%

NG047003

When a ball that is 50ºF is placed in a bucket of water that is 80ºF, thermal energy is transferred from the water to the ball until they are both the same temperature.

15%

Items that test for misconception NGM013 in other key ideas

NG022004

When water that is 40ºF is poured into a cup that is 70ºF, thermal energy is transferred from the cup to the water until they reach the same temperature.

32%

NG047005

When a ball that is 50ºF is placed in a bucket of water that is 80ºF, thermal energy is transferred from the water to the ball until they are both the same temperature.

21%

NG024003

When a warm plastic block is in contact with a cold metal block, thermal energy will be transferred from the warm block to the cold block until they reach the same temperature.

19%

RG080003

When a hot cookie is placed on a cool plate, the plate will get warmer, and the cookie will get cooler until they are both the same temperature.

19%