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Forms of Energy


Mechanical Energy The energy in an object due to it's position or motion
Electrical Energy The form of energy that consists of a flow of electric charges through a conductor
Light Energy A form of energy that can be seen
Thermal Energy The energy of moving particles that produces heat (heat energy)
Sound Energy A type of energy that can be heard, caused by vibrations
Circuit The path of an electric current
Electricity Energy created by charged particles
Path The course or route something like electricity travels
Current The flow of electricity through a conductor
Flow The movement of energy
Refraction The bending of light rays as they pass from one substance to another
Reflection Light energy that bounces off a surface
Prism A transparent, 3 dimensional shape used to separate white light into the color spectrum
Convex A type of lens that is thicker in the middle
Concave A type of lens that is thinner in the middle
Lenses Transparent pieces of glass or plastic used for refracting light
Absorb To soak in (light) or take in (light)
Transparent All light passes through
Translucent Some light passes through
Opaque No light passes through. Not transparent
Medium A substance through which energy or waves travel
Pitch The highness or lowness of a sound
Frequency The number of vibrations that occur in a given unit of time
Volume The unit of measure for the volume of sound
Wave The disturbances of particles in matter as a sound wave travels forward
Created by: teresagreer