Can you actually feel temperature?

Can you actually feel temperature?

A "hot" item and an item with a "high temperature" are different. A hot item gives off a lot of energy, whereas a high temperature item has a lot of energy. Learn what's happening when we think we're feeling temperatures of things.

Can Humans Really Feel Temperature?


Key Facts In This Video

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    Touching items considered "conductors" appear to have a colder or hotter temperature because the feeling is absorbed by our hands quicker. (0:35)

  • 2

    Thermal energy is the speed of molecules. (1:24)

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