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Sci 24 - Ch 6 (1)

TermDefinition
generator a machine that produces electricity
magnet a piece of material (such as iron or steel) that is able to attract certain metals
electrical current the flow of an electric charge between two points.
device an object, machine, or piece of equipment that has been made for some special purpose
turbine an engine that has a part with blades that are caused to spin by pressure from water, steam, or air
kinetic energy the energy objects possess due to their motion
transformed to change something completely
converter a piece of equipment that changes something from one form to another
galvanometer an electromechanical instrument used for detecting and indicating an electric current
coil to wind something into circles
law of conservation of energy energy can neither be created nor destroyed - only converted from one form of energy to another
scrubbers cleans the air before it enters the atmosphere
atmosphere the whole mass of air that surrounds the Earth
fossil fuel a fuel (such as coal, oil, or natural gas) that is formed in the earth from dead plants or animals
thermal energy energy possessed by an object or a system due to the movement of particles within that object or system
electric energy energy resulting from the flow of electric charge
lump a small piece of something
pulverize to crush, beat, or grind something into powder or dust
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