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 you actually feel temperature?
Can Humans Really Feel Temperature?
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Key Facts In This Video
Touching items considered "conductors" appear to have a colder or hotter temperature because the feeling is absorbed by our hands quicker. 00:35
Thermal energy is the speed of molecules. 01:24