Misconception EGM049:

Inanimate objects do not have any thermal energy (Herrmann-Abell & DeBoer, 2010).

Items that test for misconception EGM049
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How Often the Misconception was Chosen

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EG062002

A living person, a dead plant, and a penny all have thermal energy.

54%

EG064001

Both a piece of metal that feels hot and a piece of metal that feels cold have thermal energy.

13%