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Energy The ability to do work.
Potential Energy Energy that is stored.
Kinetic Energy Energy that is in motion.
Law of Conservation of Energy Energy can be neither created nor destroyed. It is transferred from one form to another.
Gravitational potential energy Potential energy based by the weight and height of an object. GPE = Weight times height.
Thermal Energy All the kinetic energy due to the motion of particles in an object (Heat)
Chemical Energy Energy of a compound that changes as its atoms are rearranged (Food, Battery)
Electrical Energy Energy of moving electrons.
Sound Energy Energy caused by an object's vibrations.
Light Energy (Radiant) Energy formed by electromagnetic waves. Energy that can be seen.
Nuclear Energy Energy produced by changes in the nucleus.
Conduction Transfer of thermal energy by direct contact.
Convection Transfer of thermal energy by circulation or movement of air or liquids.
Radiation Transfer of thermal energy by electromagnetic waves.
Thermal Conductor Material through with energy can be transferred easily (steel, copper)
Thermal Insulator Material that reduces or prevents the transfer of heat (wood, Styrofoam)
Joule Standard measurement of energy.
Elastic Potential Energy Energy stored in elastic (rubber band)
Celsius Standard unit used for temperature where freezing is 0 degrees and boiling is 100 degrees.
Fahrenheit Unit of measuring temperature where freezing is 32 degrees and boiling is 212 degrees.
Kelvin A scale of temperature beginning at absolute zero (−273.15°C or −459.67°F).
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