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Energy Vocabulary

Energy Vocabulary #2

Generator A device that uses a magnetic field to turn mechanical-kinetic energy into electrical energy. (motion --> electricity)
Turbine A huge wheel that rotates when pushed by water, wind, or steam.
Convection The transfer of heat energy by movement of the heated substance itself, as currents in fluids (liquids and gases). Hot goes up, cool goes down
Magnetism The force of attraction or repulsion of magnetic materials.
Radiation The transfer of heat energy through space without particles of matter colliding or moving to transfer the energy. (using rays or waves)
Electromagnet A magnet created by wrapping a current-carrying wire around an iron core.
Electric Circuit A closed, conducting loop in which electric current can flow continually
Conduction The transfer of heat energy between particles as they collide within a substance or between two objects in direct contact. (touching)
Transformation The process of something being changed from one form to another form.
Motor A device that uses a magnetic field to turn electrical energy into mechanical-kinetic energy. (electricity --> motion)
Created by: JSkardon