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Forms of Energy

Energy Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Source of Energy the place of energy comes from
Energy the ability to do work
Work creating movement or change
Solar Energy energy from the sun
Mechanical Energy Energy of movement or motion
Thermal Energy Energy of moving molecules. Heat energy
Light Energy energy that travels in a straight path and can move through empty space (vacuum)
Sound Energy energy that can be heard and is made by vibrating objects
Electrical Energy energy made by electric charges called electrons
Chemical Energy stored energy
Conduction is the movement of heat between objects that touch each other.
Convection the movement of heat energy through liquids and gases
Radiation The movement of heat through gasses.
Reflection Light energy that bounces off objects
Refraction when light passes through a medium, it slows down and changes directions (bends).
Created by: Mrs.Madison
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