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Energy Basics

energy is neither created nor destroyed, but can be converted from one form to another First Law of Thermodynamics
when energy changed from one form to another, some is always degraded into heat Second Law of Thermodynamics
enough energy to knock electrons from atoms forming ions; capable of causing cancer (ex: gamma-X-rays-UV light) Ionizing Radiation
stored energy, related to an object’s position (water behind a dam) Potential Energy
energy of motion, flowing water in a river, arrow in flight, electromagnetic energy, heat Kinetic Energy
Energy ____ through ecosystems Flows
from short wavelength, high energy to long wavelength, low energy = gamma rays, x rays, ultraviolet (UV) rays, visible light, infrared light, microwaves, radio waves Electromagnetic spectrum
Created by: FHSAPES