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Energy Vocab Act.1-3

McKinney - Science

Energy the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs; "energy can take a wide variety of forms"
kinetic energy energy of motion
potential energy stored energy
variable a factor which can change during an experiment
energy transfer a change of energy from one form to another ( eg, mechanical to electrical, solar to electrical)
insulator a material that is resistant to the flow of heat or electricity through it
thermal energy heat energy
calorie unit used to measure heat
calorimetry measurement of quantities of heat
equilibrium balance
temperature A degree of hotness or coldness the can be measured using a thermometer. Also a measure of how fast the atoms and molecules of a substance are moving (see Kinetic energy). Temperature is measured in degrees on the Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin scales.
Created by: mckinneyr