Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Chapter 15 Vocab


Energy The ability to do work.
Kinetic Energy The energy of 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.
Elastic Potential Energy The potential energy of an object that is stretched or compressed.
Mechanical Energy The energy associated with the motion and position of everyday objects.
Thermal Energy The total potential and and kinetic energy of all of the microscopic particles in an object.
Chemical Energy The energy stored in chemical bonds.
Electrical Energy The energy associated with electric charges.
Electromagnetic Energy A form of energy that travels through space in the form of waves.
Nuclear Energy The energy stored in atomic nuclei.
Energy Conversion The process of changing energy from one form to another.
Nonrenewable Energy Resources Resources that exist in limited quantities and cannot be replaced, except over the course of millions of years.
Fossil Fuels Resources that were formed underground from the remains of once living organisms.
Renewable Energy Resources Resources that can be easily replaced in a relatively short amount of time.
Hydroelectric Energy Energy obtained from flowing water.
Solar Energy Sunlight that is converted into usable energy.
Geothermal Energy Thermal energy beneath Earth's surface.
Biomass Energy The chemical energy stored in living things.
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Generates electricity by reacting hydrogen with oxygen.
Energy Conservation Finding ways to use less energy or to use energy more efficiently.
Created by: NicholasRatay