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science chapter 5

energy and motion vocab only

kinetic energy the energy of motion
potential energy energy that is stored and held in readiness
elastic potential energy potential energy that is associated with objects that can be stretched or compressed
gravitational potential energy potential energy that depends on height
mechanical energy energy associated with the motion or position of an object
thermal energy the total energy of the particles in a substance.
chemical energy potential energy stored in bonds that hold chemical compounds together.
electrical energy the energy which is produced when moving electric charges produce electricity
electromagnetic energy the light you see each day. it travels in waves.
nuclear energy energy stored in the nucleus of an atom which is released during nuclear reactions.
the law of conservation of energy when one form of energy is converted into another, no energy is destroyed in the process. energy cannot be created or destroyed.
energy conversion a change from one form of energy to another.
Created by: pragu :)