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Science vocab words


Law of conservation of energy the law that energy cannot be created or destroyed but can be changed from one form to another
Energy the capacity to do work
Work the transfer of energy to an object by using a force that cause the object to move in the direction of the force
kinetic energy the energy of an object that is due to the objects motion
potential energy the energy that an object has because of the po
mechanical energy the amount of work an object can do because of the object kinetic and potential energies
thermal energy the kinetic of work
heat the energy transferred between objects that are at different temperature
chemical energy the energy that is stored in chemical bonds
electrical energy the energy that results from the flow of moving charges
electromagnetic energy energy results from the motion of the charged particles within atoms
sound energy energy given off by a vibrating object
nuclear energy the energy stored in the nucleus of a atom as a result of strong nuclear forces
Nuclear fission the combination of the nuclei ao small atoms to form a larger nucleus: releases
temperature a measure of how hot or cold something is :specifically, a measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles of an object
conduction the transfer of heat by direct contact of particles
convection the transfer of thermal energy by the circulation of movement of a liquid or a gas
radiation the transfer of energy as electromagnetic waves
Created by: Sugarboo27