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Frizzell Vocab # 5

Forms of Energy

energy usable power needed to do work , cause movement or cause change
sound energy energy produced from vibrations that you can hear
thermal energy energy produced by the movement of particles. - it causes a transfer of heat between materials
light energy the visible part of the Sun’s energy that our eyes use to see
mechanical energy energy produced by a machine or by moving parts.
electrical energy energy that is found in nature (lightning) but can be artificially produced by the action of chemicals (in batteries) or by means of a generator.
generator a machine by which mechanical energy is changed into electrical energy
conductor (conduction) is a material that allows energy to transfer (move, flow or go through) it
insulator (insulation) is a material that does not allow energy to transfer (move, flow or go through) it
energy transfer to move or change energy from one type to another type
potential energy Energy at ‘rest’; “Stored” energy (like in a battery)
kinetic energy Energy of motion (movement); (A battery produces electric energy that makes a toy move.)
Created by: tfrizzell