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Energy Vocab.

Potential Energy Stored energy
Kinetic Energy Energy in motion or being used
Motion Energy The energy present in moving things such as the wind,a race car,or a soaring ball.
Chemical Energy The energy stored in materials such as food, batteries,dynamite,and gasoline.
Gravitational Energy The energy stored in objects that are in a potential to fall. (Once they fall the type of energy changes)
Elastic Energy The energy stored in strechy objects. (Like a rubber band or spring)
Heat Energy The energy a substance has as a result of its temperature.Higher temp.= more energy.
Light Energy The energy carried by light rays.
Electrical Energy The energy that electricity provides.
Sound Energy The energy carried by sound waves.
Thermal Another word for heat.
Temperature Measurement of the amount of thermal energy an object contains.
Friction The force resisting relative motion of surfaces that touch.When two objects rub against each other in opposite directions,it creates friction.
Molecule The smallest particle into which an element or compound can be divided without changing its properties.
Radiation Where heat energy is travel by invisible waves through space from the source.(sun)
Convection The transfer of heat by a moving gas or liquid.(steam)
Conduction Heat moving through a solid.
Insulators Substances that do not readily allow heat to pass through them.
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