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The process of changing energy from one form to another
Law of Conservation of Energy
States that energy can neither be destroyed or created. Energy In = Energy Out
The energy a body possesses because of its motion caused by gravity or elasticity
Solar or light energy (movement of electromagnetic waves)
Heat energy (atoms and molecules in motion)
Moving electrons from one point to another in a conductor
Energy caused by vibrations (wave motions)
Energy stored in chemical substances
Atomic energy stored in the nucleus of an atom
The transfer of thermal energy between substances due to a difference in their temperatures.
The transfer of heat through a material by direct contact. Usually through solids, especially metals.
The transfer of heat in a fluid (gas or liquid) as a result of the differences in density. Hot fluid rises while cold fluid sinks.
The transfer of heat in electromagnetic waves through space.
Nonrenewable Energy Resources
Energy resources which do not naturally renew or replenish themselves. Depleted by use.
Renewable Energy Resources
Energy sources which naturally renew or replenish themselves over a period of time. Not depleted by use.
A flammable gas found deep in the earth and drilled to extract. Flameless, colorless, and odorless.
The energy generated during nuclear fusion. Materials - plutonium and uranium.
A combustible black or dark brown rock found mainly in underground deposits and widely used as fuel.
A thick, black liquid known as crude oil or petroleum.
Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas. Currently the world's primary energy source.
Energy from any material that comes from plants or microorganisms that were recently living. Must burn to get energy.
Heat energy from deep within the Earth.
Energy from the sun.
Energy made by flowing water.
Energy captured by wind turbines.
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