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Science Vocabulary

Light and energy

cause makes something happen
effect what happens
energy the ability to do work or cause change
electrical energy the movement of electrical charges
sounds energy energy you can hear
light energy energy you can see
kinetic energy the energy of motion
mechanical energy the energy that motion or position give to an object
potential energy stored energy
heat energy transfer of heat from one place to another
wave disturbance that carries on energy from one point to another point
crest highest point of a wave
trough lowest point of a wave
wavelength distance between two crests or two troughs
wave form that energy travels in
absorb to take in light
reflect to bounce light off of an object
shadow a dark area formed where an object blocks light
refract to bend light
light energy energy we can see