The difference between heat and temperature is that heat is the energy of a substance, while temperature is a measure of how hot or cold a substance is.
Heat can be transferred between objects when they touch each other. For example, when you touch a hot stove or put ice cubes in your drink, you feel the energy being transferred from one object to another.
Temperature is an indication of how hot or cold an object actually feels to the touch. Temperature is measured using instruments such as thermometers and thermocouples.
Both heat and temperature are important in many aspects of everyday life. For example, we use temperature measurements to cook food safely in the oven; we use heat transfer to keep ourselves warm by using blankets and clothes on cold days; we also use it to cool down our bodies when we are overheated by going for a swim in cold water!
Last modified: September 20, 2022