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Energy Unit

6th Grade Energy Unit

TermDefinition
Energy Transformations The change of energy from one form to another
Conductor A substance that readily transfers heat or electrical energy
Insulator A material that does not conduct heat or electrical current
Kinetic Energy Energy of motion
Chemical Energy The energy from reactions in chemical compounds
Electrical Energy A form of energy made available by the flow of charged particles through a conductor
Radiant Energy Light Energy
Mechanical Energy The sum of the potential and kinetic energy of an object. The energy of motion or the ability to do motion
Thermal Energy The energy related to the temperature of a substance
Sound Energy The energy of vibrating particles that produces sound
Law of Conservation of Energy Energy can neither by created nor destroyed; energy just changes forms
Conduction Transfer of thermal energy that occurs when two substances of different temperatures touch
Convection Heat transfer caused by the rising of hotter, less dense fluids and the falling of cooler, more dense fluids
Raditation The transfer of energy by the movement of electromagnetic waves
Created by: emarsh