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Phys Sci - chap 15

vocabulary words

energy the ability to do work
kinetic energy energy an object has due to its motion
potential energy energy that is stored as a result of position or shape
gravitational potential energy potential energy that depends upon an object's height above a reference point
elastic potential energy potential energy of an object that is compressed or stretched
mechanical energy energy associated with the motion and position of everyday objects
thermal energy total potential and kinetic energy of all the particles in an object
chemical energy energy stored in chemical bonds
electrical energy energy associated with electrical charges
electromagnetic energy form of energy consisting of changing electric and magnetic fields
nuclear energy energy stored in atomic nuclei
energy conversion process of changing energy from one form to another
nonrenewable energy resources source of energy that exists in limited quantities and, once used, can't be replaced except over the course of millions of years
fossil fuels rich deposits of hydrocarbons mixtures that formed from the remains of organisms
renewable energy resources source of energy that can be replaced in a relatively short period of time
hydroelectric energy energy obtained from flowing water
solar energy sunlight that is converted into useable energy
geothermal energy thermal energy beneath Earth's surface
biomass energy chemical energy stored in living things
hydrogen fuel cell cell that generates electricity from a controlled reaction between hydrogen and oxygen
energy conservation practice of finding ways to use less energy or to use energy more efficiently
Created by: msparks