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Thermal Energy Vocab

Literacy Words for Thermal Energy

The total energy of all of the particles in an object. Thermal Energy
Thermal energy moving from a warmer object to a cooler object. Heat
Heat is transferred from one particle of matter to another without the movement of the matter. Conduction
Heat is transferred by the movement of currents within a fluid. Convection
Water at the bottom of a pot is heated (particles move faster and further apart become less dense) -> Heated water rises -> The cooler water flows into its place. This flow creates a circular motion. Convection Current
Transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves. Radiation
A material that conducts heat well. Conductor
A material that dose not conduct heat well. Insulator
When one form of energy is transformed to another, no energy is destroyed in the process. (Energy cannot be created or destroyed.) Law of Conservation of Energy
The force that opposes the motion of one surface as it moves across another surface. Friction
Created by: Mr_Baer