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SHMS 8th Grade Science Powertime Vocab 4

Temperature A measure of the average amount of kinetic energy of the particles in an object.
Degree Evenly divided units of a temperature scale.
Thermometer A device for measuring temperature.
Group A vertical column in the periodic table of the elements.
Period A horizontal row in the periodic table of elements.
Pitch equal to frequency.
Mechanical Wave A wave that needs a medium.
Frequency The number of waves that pass a fixed point in a given amount of time.
Hertz The unit used to measure Frequency.
Wavelength The distance from one wave crest to the next crest.
Acceleration The rate at which velocity changes over time.
Circuit A closed path through which a current can flow.
Series Circuit A circuit that only has one path for energy to flow.
Parallel Circuit A circuit in which current follows more than one path.
Created by: hbogue