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Energy/Gr. 6/Science

Science/ Gr. 6/Ch. 13

TermDefinition
Energy Ability to cause changes in the motion or position of an object.
Kinetic Energy Energy of motion and depends on an object's mass and speed.
Potential Energy Stored energy
Gravitational Potential Energy Stored energy between the object and Earth that depends on height and mass/ weight.
Elastic Potential Energy Energy stored in objects that are compressed or stretched.
Chemical Potential Energy Energy stored in the chemical bonds between atoms.
Work The transfer of energy that occurs when a force is applied over a distance.
Mechanical Energy The total kinetic and potential energy in a system.
Radiant Energy The energy that electromagnetic waves carry (light).
Electric Energy Energy an electric current carries.
Nuclear Energy Energy stored and released in the nucleus of an atom.
Thermal Energy Energy due to the motion of particles that make up an object (heat).
Sound Energy Energy produced by vibrating objects.
Law of Conservation of Energy The total energy in a system is always the same; energy can't be created or destroyed.
Friction Force that resists sliding when two surfaces rub.
Created by: blarson