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10 terms

Root "therm"

6th grade language arts
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endothermic
heated from WITHIN the body like mammals such as a human
exothermic
needs to absorb heat from OUTSIDE the body like reptiles such as a snake
therm
a unit of heat equal to 1000 great calories
thermal
related to heat or temperature (often something which will keep you warm like a blanket)
thermodynamic
an energy source that changes heat so that it can operate machinery
thermograph
a device that records or writes down the changes in temperature
thermometer
an instrument which is used to measure the temperature of something
thermophile
organisms such as algae or bacteria which live in places with very high temperatures
thermos
a container which is used to keep food or liquids warm
thermostat
a device that controls the temperature of the heat in a building or vehicle