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What is Thermal Ener

5th Physical Science

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Type of energy that is in motion. Kinetic energy
The total amount of kinetic energy of the particles in a substance. Know as "heat" energy. Thermal energy
A measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in a substance. A thermometer is used to measure this. Temperature
Energy is transferred between substance with different temperatures. We call this transfer of energy ______? heat
The transfer of energy between particles that are in contact. conduction
The transfer of energy in waves out to space. radiation
The transfer of energy by currents in a liquid or gas. convection
The type of energy that is generated from the sun and is responsible for life on Earth. solar radiation
A substance that can burn. fuel
When a fuel rapidly combines with oxygen and burns very quickly. combustion
Fuels made from coal, oil, and natural gas. fossil fuels
Fuels made from living organisms, such as trees or corn plants. biofuels
Thermal energy that is naturally produced under Earth's surface. geothermal