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Forms of Energy

Mrs. Jansing's 5th Grade Science

QuestionAnswer
conductor a material that conducts electrons easily
temperature the average kinetic energy of all the molecules in an object
electric circuit any path along which electrons can flow
lens a piece of clear material that bends light rays passing through it
electric current the flow of electrons
convection the transfer of thermal energy through currents in a liquid or gas
potential energy energy an object has because of its location or condition
heat the transfer of thermal energy from one substance to another
insulator a material that doesn't carry electrons
electric charge what an object gets when it gains or loses electrons
pitch a quality determined by the speed of vibration of sound waves
electromagnet a magnet formed by the flow of electric current
refraction the bending of light rays
energy the ability to cause changes in matter
electric force the attraction or repulsion between objects with a positive or negative charge
radiation the transfer of thermal energy by electromagnetic waves
conduction the direct transfer of thermal energy between objects that touch
resistor a material that resists the flow of electrons
volume the loudness of a sound
reflection light that bounces off an object
kinetic energy energy of motion
Conductor A material that conducts electrons easily
temperature the average kinetic energy of all the molecules in an object
electric circuit any path along which electrons can flow
lens a piece of clear material that bends light rays passing through it
electric current the flow of electrons
convection the transfer of thermal energy through currents in a liquid or gas
potential energy energy an object has because of its location or condition
heat the transfer of thermal energy from one substance to another
Created by: jansingm