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Science Chp 4 Vocab

Science Chapter 4 Vocabulary

electric current an electric charge in motion
energy the ability to cause motion or create change
conductor a material through which an electric charge can move easily
kinetic energy energy of motion
insulator material through which an electric charge moves with difficulty
potential energy energy that is stored in an object
conduction the transfer of heat that occurs when one thing touches another
convection the transfer of thermal energy as matter moves
radiation energy that is sent out in waves
series circuit a circuit in which electrical charge can only flow in one circular path
parallel circuit a circuit that has two or more paths through which electrical charges may flow
filament a thin, coil wire that can get very hot without melting
Created by: sjdarling