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Science Vocabz

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Potential energy the stored energy in an object due to it's position.
kinetic energy the energy of motion
energy transformation energy changed from one form to another
energy transfer the transfer of energy from one system or organism to another.
law of conservation of energy energy is never created or destroyed . the only thing that changes is the form in which it appears.
mechanical energy the total of potential energy and kinetic energy in a mechanical system.
thermal energy the sum of the kinetic and potential energy of the particles in a material.
electrical energy the energy carried by electric current
chemical energy the energy stored in chemical bonds between atoms.
radiant energy the energy carried by an electromagnetic wave.
convection The transfer of thermal energy by the movement of currents within a fluid or gas.
conduction the direct transfer of thermal energy between objects that touch.
combustion the process of burning.
heat the transfer of thermal energy from one object to another.
temperature the measure of the average kinetic energy of the individual particles of a substance.
light energy the energy carried by light and other kinds or electromagnetic waves.
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