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Danielle Easterday

Chapter 15 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Energy Is the ability to do work.
Kinetic Energy Is the energy of motion.
Potential Energy Is energy that is stored as a result of a position or shape.
Gravitational Potential Energy Is potential energy that depends upon an object's height.
Elastic Potential Energy Is the potential energy of an object that is stretched or compressed.
Mechanical Energy Is the energy associated with the motion and position of everyday objects.
Thermal Energy Is the total potential and kinetic energy of all the microscopic particles in an object.
Chemical Energy Is the energy stored in chemical bonds.
Electrical Energy Is the energy associated with electrical charges.
Electromagnetic Energy Is a form of energy that travels through space in the form of waves.
Nuclear Energy Is the energy stored in atomic nuclei.
Energy Conversion Is the process of changing energy form one form to another.
Nonrenewable Energy Resources Exist in limited quantities and, once used, cannot be replaced except over the course of millions of years.
Fossil Fuels Is oil, natural gas, and coal.
Renewable Energy Resources Are resources that can be replaced in a relatively short period of time.
Hydroelectric Energy Is energy obtained from flowing water.
Solar Energy Sunlight that is converted into usable energy.
Geothermal Energy Is thermal energy beneath the Earth's surface.
Biomass Energy Is the chemical energy stored in living things.
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Generates electricity by reacting hydrogen with oxygen.
Energy Conservation Is finding ways to use less energy or to use energy more efficiently.
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