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Science ch.9

Chapter 9 vocab./terms

energy the ability to do work
kinetic energy the energy of a moving object
potential energy the energy stored in an object
conduction the transfer of thermal energy between two substances that are touching or between two parts of the same substance
conductor a material that easily trasfers theremal energy or electricity
convection the transfer of thermal energy by the flow of liquids or gases
heat the transfer of thermal energy from warmer areas to cooler areas
insulator a material that does not easily transfer thermal energy or electricity
radiation the transfer of thermal energy through electromagnetci waves
temperature the measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles that make up a substance
thermal energy the total kinetic energy of the particles of a substance
Created by: bteague