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ENERGY TRANSFORMATIO

6.9C ENERGY TRANSFORMATIONS

TermDefinition
ENERGY TRANSFORMATION Change of energy from one form to another.
CONDUCTOR Substance that readily transfers heat or electrical energy.
INSULATOR Material that does not conduct heat or electrical current.
KINETIC ENERGY Energy of motion.
CHEMICAL ENERGY Energy stored in chemical bonds & released through chemical reactions.
ELECTRICAL ENERGY Form of energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor.
LIGHT ENERGY Form of energy that exhibits wave-like behavior as it travels through space; part of the electromagnetic spectrum.
MECHANICAL ENERGY Sum of the potential & kinetic energy of an object.
THERMAL ENERGY Total kinetic (moving) energy of the tiny particles that make up matter; the faster the particles move, the warmer the matter becomes.
SOUND ENERGY Form of energy made by vibrations; requires a medium (like air, water, or solids) in order to travel; waves travel slower than light waves.
SYSTEM Group of interacting or interdependent elements forming a complex whole.
LAW OF CONSERVATION OF ENERGY Energy can neither be created nor destroyed; energy just changes form.