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TermDefinition
absorption the process or action by which one thing absorbs another is is being absorbed
conduction the transfer of heat by direct contact
convection transfer of heat by movement of liquid
electromagnetic waves a form of energy that can travel through space
energy transformation a change from one form of energy to another
green house effect the process by which heat is trapped in the atmosphere by water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, and other gases that form a "blanket" around earth
heat energy transferred trom a warmer object to a cooler one
radiation the direct transfer of energy through empty space
reflection the throwing back by a surface of light heat or sound without absorbing it
scattering reflection of light in all directions
solar energy energy from the sun
thermal energy the energy of motion in the molecules of a substance
ultraviolet radiation a form of energy with wavelengths that are shorter than visible light
visible light light that can be seen by the human eye
wavelength the horizontal distance between two wave crusts
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