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Forms of Energy

TermDefinition
mechanical energy the energy of motion
sound energy energy produced by vibrations
thermal energy energy related to the temperature of an object or substance
mechanical energy the energy of motion
electrical energy energy that is absorbed or delivered by an electric current
electric current the flow of electricity through a conductor
circuit a closed conducting circle or loop through with a current can flow
closed circuit the path through which an electric current can flow
open circuit the path through which an electric current cannot flow
conductor allows energy to flow through
insulator stops or slows down energy's flow
light energy a form of energy which our eyes can detect
medium matter that light travels through
reflection the bouncing back of light rays from a surface
refraction the bending of light as it moves through one medium into another
prism a tool used to scatter white light into the color spectrum
Created by: Mdelong