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30 March 2010

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Gregory

Ms. Haynes, there isn't a complex answer for that question. "A measure of the kinetic energy of matter" is all that would have been needed to demonstrate a good understanding of what temperature *is*. A discussion of the different types of kinetic energy that might be involved would have demonstrated a deeper understanding but isn't something I was expecting.

Your response along the lines of 'It's what the numbers on a thermometer show' demonstrated something else entirely, was about what I expected from you and indicates the depth of instruction you were offering when you interrupted me that day.

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