Misconception EGM058:

The thermal energy of an object is not related to the temperature of the object (AAAS Project2061, 2008).

Items that test for misconception EGM058 in this project () and key idea ()
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How Often the Misconception was Chosen

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EG059001

The thermal energy of an object depends on the temperature of the object and the material it is made of.

25%

EG029002

The thermal energy of an object depends on the mass and temperature of the object.

22%

RG180001

The amount of energy juice has decreases as it gets cooler.

21%

NG089004

The total amount of energy in a lunch box containing only an ice pack and the air around it remains the same even after the ice pack gets warmer and the air gets colder. (This item uses bar graphs to depict the amounts of each form of energy.)

20%

RG056003

A hotter tea kettle has more energy than a cooler tea kettel because the hotter tea kettle has a higher temperature.

18%

EG028004

For two balloons that contain the same amount of air, the air with the lower temperature has less thermal energy than the air with the higher temperature.

17%

EG030003

Increasing an object's temperature increases its thermal energy.

15%

EG026003

For two glasses containing the same amount of milk, the glass of milk with the higher temperature has more thermal energy than the glass of milk with the lower temperature.

14%

EG033004

For two balls that are made out of the same material and weigh the same, the ball with more thermal energy is at a higher temperature.

11%

RG058002

As sand gets warmer, the amount of energy the sand has increases.

10%