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Chapter 12 Science

Energy Vocabulary

heat the flow of energy from one material to another
conduction heat that is transferred between two objects that are touching
convection heat that is transferred by the flow of a liquid or gas
radiation the transfer of heat through space
fossil fuels a substance that was formed millions of years ago from plants or animals They are non-renewable and when burned cause pollution.
wavelength the distance from the top of one wave to the top of the next wave
spectrum a range of different light waves with different wavelengths and energies
reflection occurs when light strikes a surface and bounces off
refraction the bending of light as it passes from one material into another
Created by: mrswolf