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Energy 8thsc

TermDefinition
Kinetic energy energy of motion
Potential energy stored energy
Conservation of Energy This law states that, in any process, energy is neither created nor destroyed. It can only be converted from one form to another.
electrical energy Energy created by the flow of electrons through a conductor.
light energy Energy in the form of electromagnetic radiation. Most often associated with a wavelength that is visible to the eye.
energy transformation This is the process of changing energy from one form to another. Solar energy is changed into chemical energy by plants.
mechanical energy The energy transferred by a force to a moving object.
chemical energy The energy stored in bonds within the nucleus of an atom; energy released from a fission or fusion reaction.
thermal energy Random kinetic energy possessed by objects in a material at finite temperature. An object that feels hot has a lot of this.
nuclear energy The energy stored in bonds within the nucleus of an atom; energy released from a fission or fusion reaction.
Created by: cynthia_ritter