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Energy Vocab

Energy Transformation when one form of energy changes into another
Energy the ability to do work or cause change
Thermal Energy movement of atoms in something that causes heat
Mechanical Energy energy created by the physical movement of something
Electricity flow of electrical power or charge
Electromagnetic Energy energy that comes from electromagnetic radiation; this type of energy moves through waves
Nuclear Energy energy stored in the nucleus of an atom
Chemical Energy energy stored in bonds of atoms and molecules; released or absorbed during a chemical reaction
Static Electricity electricity that collects on the surface of something and does not flow as a current; can cause mild shock
Circuit complete path that an electric current travels along
Magnet a piece of material (such as iron or steel) that is able to attract certain materials
Poles two ends of any magnet
Attract to draw in by physical force
Repel to push away by force
Wave disturbance that transfers energy from place to place
Medium material through which a wave travels
Reflection incoming light wave or sound wave bounces off the object at an equal but opposite angle; bouncing back off an object or wave
Refraction wave changes direction as it passes from one medium to another; bending of waves as they enter a new medium at an angle
Echo a reflected sound wave
Absorption occurs when incoming light energy is converted to heat in the object
Created by: bumberns