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energy vocabulary

all about energy

Potential Energy Stored energy.
Kinetic Energy Any type of energy that's moving
Motion Energy Motion energy is the energy present in moving things such as wind,a racing car,or a soaring ball.
Chemical Energy Chemical Energy is the energy stored in materials such as food,batteries,dynamite,and gasoline. The chemicals these materials contain determine how much energy they store.
Gravitational Energy The energy stored in objects that are in position to fall (once the object falls the type of energy changes).
Elastic Energy The energy stored in stretchy objects (rubber bands and springs contain elastic energy)
Heat (Thermal) Energy The energy a substance has as a result of its temperature. Higher temp = more heat energy.
Light Energy The energy carried by light rays.
Electrical Energy The energy electricity provides.
Sound Energy The energy carried by sound waves.
Thermal Another word for heat.
Temperature The measurement of the amount of thermal energy an object contains.
Friction A force of resisting relative motion of surfaces that touch. Two surfaces rubbing in opposite directions create friction.
Molecule The smallest particle into which an element or compound can be divided, without changing is properties.
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