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Ally Brown

Chapter 15 Vocabulary

Energy The ability to do work
Kinetic Energy The energy of motion
Potential Energy The energy that is stored as a result of position of shape
Gravitational Potential Energy Potential energy that depends upon an object's height
Elastic Potential Energy The potential energy of an object that is stretched or compressed
Mechanical Energy The energy associated with the motion and position of everyday objects
Thermal Energy The total potential energy of all the microscopic particles in an object
Chemical Energy The energy stored in chemical bonds
Electrical Energy The energy associated with electric charges
Electromagnetic Energy A form of energy that travels through space in the form of waves
Nuclear Energy The energy stored in atomic nuclei
Energy Conservation The process of changing energy from one form to another
Nonrenewable Energy Resources Exist in limited quantities and once used, cannot be replaced expect over the course of a million years
Fossil Fuels Oil, natural gas and coal because they formed underground from once-living organisms
Renewable Energy Resources Resources that can be replaced in a relatively short period of time
Hydroelectric Energy Energy obtained from flowing water
Solar Energy Sunlight that is converted to usable energy
Geothermal Energy Thermal energy beneath Earth's surface
Biomass Energy The chemical energy stored in living things
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Generates electricity by reacting hydrogen with oxygen
Energy Conservation Finding ways to use less energy or to use energy more efficiently
Created by: alyssa.brown