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SHMS 8th Grade Science Powertime Vocab 3

Conduction The process of transferring heat by means of physical contact.
Conductor Are materials that transfer energy easily.
Proton A positively charged particle in an atom.
Electron A negatively charged particle in an atom.
Neutron A particle that has no charge in an atom.
Diffraction The spreading out of waves as they pass through an opening.
Reflection The bouncing back of a wave after it strikes a barrier.
Refraction The bending of a wave as it passes a new medium.
Resistor An electrical devise that slows down the flow of electricity.
Vacuum Space that has NO particles of matter.
Circuit A closed path through which electricity can flow.
Velocity Is a speed in a specific direction.
Acceleration A measure of how quickly the velocity is changing.
Law of Conservation of Energy A law stating that no matter how energy is transferred or transformed, it continues to exist in one form or another.
Created by: hbogue