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5.6C Light travels

Light travels, reflects and refracts

TermDefinition
circuit a closed conducting circle or loop through which current can flow
closed circuit the path through which an electric current can flow
electrical current the flow of electricity through a conductor
electrical energy energy that is absorbed or delivered by an electric circuit
energy the ability to do work
heat energy the transfer of thermal energy from one object to another
light energy a form of energy which our eyes can detect
mechanical energy energy of motion
medium matter that light travels through
open circuit the path through which an electric current cannot flow
parallel circuit an electric circuit in which electric current has multiple paths through which it can flow
reflection the bouncing back of light rays from a surface
refraction the bending of light as it moves through one medium into another
series circuit an electric circuit in which electric current has only one path through which it can flow
sound energy energy produced by vibration
thermal energy energy related to the temperature of an object or a substance
wind energy energy generated from the movement of the air
Created by: AMurillo