Key Science Words Chapter 4 Kaufman-Guthrie
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The ability to do work or cause change.
Energy that an object has due to its motion.
The energy an object has because of its position; also the internal stored energy of an object, such as energy stored in chemical bonds.
Gravitational Potential Energy
Potential energy that depends on the height of an object.
Elastic Potential Energy
The energy of stretched or compressed objects.
Kinetic or potential energy associated with the motion or position of an object.
The potential energy stored in the nucleus of an atom.
The expansion of matter when it is heated.
The energy of electric charges.
The energy of light and other forms of radiation, which travels through space as waves.
A form of potential energy that is stored in chemical bonds between atoms.
A change from one form of energy to another; also called an energy conversion.
Law of Conservation of Energy
The rule that energy cannot be created or destroyed.