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Science - Chapter 2

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Energy
The ability to make something move or change.
Kinetic energy
Energy of motion.
Potential energy
Energy of position.
Combustion
Burning.
Temperature
The measure of how hot or cold something is.
Thermal energy
The type of energy a thermometer measures.
Resource
Something in nature that people can use.
Fossil fuels
They come from the remains of long-ago plants and animals and cannot be replaced.
Coal, oil, and natural gas
Examples of fossil fuels.
Nonrenewable resources
Resources that are unable to be replaced.
Renewable resources
Resources that can be replaced.
Light energy
The type of energy people need to see things. It comes from the sun.
Water
A resource that is constantly being renewed.
Food
The energy we need to grow comes from this.
Anemometer
An instrument that is used to measure wind speed.
Sun
Most of the energy on Earth comes from this source.
Battery
This object has potential energy until it is being used. When it is being used, it releases kinetic energy.
Gasoline
It gives off energy to make a car move.
Thermometer
A tool used to measure temperature.
98.6 degrees Fahrenheit
Normal human body temperature.
212 degrees Fahrenheit
The temperature at which water boils.
32 degrees Fahrenheit
The temperature at which water freezes.
Geothermal energy
Heat from deep within Earth.
Geo
Earth.
Thermal
Heat.