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Thermal Energy Vocab

The vocabulary for thermal energy

What is thermal energy? The total amount of kinetic energy, or moving particles, in a substance.
What is heat? From one cooler object to another.
What is conduction? The transfer of heat through direct contact.
What is convection? The transfer of heat by movement of liquid or gas.
What is radiation? The transfer of heat through electromagnetic waves.
What is a conductor? A material that transfers heat easily.
What is an insulator? A material that prevents energy/heat transfer.
What makes a good insulator? Plastics
What makes a good conductor? Metals
Which has more heat? An iceberg or a fireplace. An iceberg has more heat.
Created by: lillian.lawlor