Quarter 4, Unit 2 Vocabulary

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thermal energy
The kinetic energy of the moving particles of a substance or an object
heat
The transfer of thermal energy from warmer objects to cooler ones
conduction
The transfer of thermal energy that results from the collision of particles
convection
The transfer of thermal energy through the movement of a liquid or a gas
radiation
The transfer of thermal energy as waves
insulation
A substance that conducts thermal energy poorly
static electricity
The electric charge that builds up on an object that has gained or lost electrons
current electricity
The flow of electric charges through a wire
circuit
A continuous path through which electric charge flows
series circuit
A circuit in which there is only one path for the current to follow
parallel circuit
A circuit in which there is more than one path for the current to follow
electromagnet
A temporary magnet that is made by passing an electric current through a coil of wire that surrounds an iron core