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Science Energy Vocab

contains vocabulary words about energy for science

The ability to do work. Energy
Transfer of energy to an object by using a force that causes the object to move in the direction of the force. Work
Energy an object has due to its motion. Kinetic Energy
Stored energy that results from the position or shape of an object. Potential Energy
The amount of work an object can do because of the object's kinetic and potential energy. Mechanical Energy
All the kinetic energy due to the motion of the particles that make up the object. The faster the particles move the warmer the object. Thermal Energy
The part of the energy in a substance that can be released by a chemical reaction. Chemical Energy
Energy of moving electrons. Electrical Energy
Energy of an object's vibrations. Sound Energy
Radiant energy from the sun in the form of waves. Light Energy
Energy released by a change in the nucleus of an atom. Nuclear Energy
Change of one form of energy to another. Energy Conversion
Devices that transfer energy and can convert energy into a more useful form. Machines
Energy cannot be created or destroyed but can be changed from one form to another. Law of Conservation of Energy
The concept of using the Earth's resources in such they provide for people's needs in the present without diminishing ability to provide for future generations. Sustainability
Nonrenewable resources formed fro the remains of ancient plants and animals. Fossil Fuels
Resource that can be used over and over again. Renewable Energy Resource
An energy that forms at a rate that is much slower than the rate at which the resource is consumed. Non-renewable Energy Resource
The preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources. Conservation
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