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General science

Chapter 6 Heat

Heat A form of energy resulting from the motion of particles in matter;heat-energy flows from a warmer object to a cooler object
Heat Source A place from which heat energy comes
Evaporate From a liquid to a gas
Contract To become smaller in size
Expand To become larger in size
Thermometer A measure of how fast an object's particles are moving and a device that measures temperature
Celsius scale The metric temperature scale used by scientists and by people in most countries in which water freezes at 0 and boils at 100
Degree A unit of measurement on a temperature scale
Fahrenheit Scale The temperature scale commonly used in the United States,in which water freezes at 32 and boils at 212
Boiling Point The temperature at which a liquid changes to a gas
Freezing Point The temperature at which a liquid changes to a solid
Melting Point The temperature at which a solid changes to a liquid
Radiation The movement of energy through a vacuum
Vacuum Space that contains no matter
Conduction The movement of heat energy from one molecule to the next
Conductor Material through which heat travels easily
Insulator Material that does not conduct heat well
Convection Flow of energy that occurs when a warm liquid gas rises
Created by: mtrampf