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Thermal Energy Vocab

Thermal Energy Vocab CMS

Particle of matter that is made up of two or more atoms that are formed together Molecule
Measure of Average Kinetic Energy Temperature
energy comes from heat Thermal Energy
Anything that has mass and takes up space Matter
The Ability to cause change Energy
Light reflects off the particles Reflection
A change in value over time Delta
Water slowly changes from a liquid to a gas and single molecules of water leave the surface to go into the air one at a time Evaporation
Water in gaseous form Water vapor
Process in which molecules of a gas slow down, come together, and form a liquid. Condensation
Smallest piece of anything Particle
The energy of motion (how fast or slow particles move) Kinetic Energy
Light moves right past the particles Transmission
Light transfers energy directly into a particle of matter Absorption
No matter can get in or out of the system Closed system
The variable to observe for effects caused by the independent variable; it's the variable that can be measured Dependent variable
A set of things working together as parts of a whole System
An average of a set of numbers Mean
The variable in the experiment that changes Independent Variable
Matter can get in and out of it through openings in the system Open System
Variables that are kept the same to keep each test consistent across an investigation Control Variable
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