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Unit 2 MELTS and Circuits

energy ability to do work or cause change
mechanical energy produced by a machine or movement
electrical energy energy produced by a machine or movement
light energy form of energy that can travel through space and be seen by the human eye
thermal energy energy that causes a transfer of heat between materials
sound energy energy produced from vibrations that you can hear
Rube Goldberg unnecessarily complicated machine
electric current flow of electric energy
parallel circuit circuit with more than one path
series circuit circuit with one path
circuit a closed path that electric current flows through
comple path closed circuit
incomplete path open circuit
switch a device for making and breaking the connection in an electric circuit
source/cell battery
absorb take in
lens piece of see through material that is curved on one or both sides
medium substance
prism triangular shape; used to refract light
reflection light bounces back
refraction light bends
transmit allow energy to pass through a medium
transparent lets all light through ex. clear glass
translucent lets some light through ex. wax paper
opaque lets no light through ex. wood
Created by: BuncheScience