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science 6.4 sol vocabulary

absorption the process in which something absorbs or gets absorbed by something
conduction the transfer of heat from one thing to another by direct contact of particles of matter
convection the transfer of heat by movement of fluid
electromagnetic wave a form of energy that can travel through space
energy transformation a change from one form of energy to another
greenhouse effect the process by which heat gets trapped in the atmosphere by water vapor,carbon dioxide,methane and other gases form a blanket around earth
heat the energy transfered from a warmer object to a cooler object
infared radiation a form of energy with wavelengths longer than visible light
radiation the direct transfer of energy through empty space by electromagnetic waves
reflection the throwing back by a surface of light heat or sound without absorbing it
scattering the reflection of light in all directions
solar energy energy from the sun
thermal energy the energy of motion in the molecule of a substance
ultra violet radiation a form of energy with shorter wave lengths than visible light
visible light light that can be seen by the human eye
wavelength the horizontal distance between to wave crest


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