Stithsonianscience Properties of Energy 2018-19
Basic vocabulary for a middle school unit on Energy.
the ability to produce change or to move something some distance
anything that has mass and volume, and is made of atoms and molecules
Law of Conservation of Energy
Energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only change forms.
energy of motion
stored energy or the energy of position
type of energy created by moving charges
type of energy stored in food and molecular bonds
type of energy stored in the nucleus of an atom
type of energy created by a moving mechanism, such as a fan blade
type of energy created by vibrations that some one or something can hear
molecular motion of matter (can be increased by friction between two materials)
type of energy involving photons that can be detected by someone's or something's eyes
type of potential energy stored in a stretched rubber band or a compressed spring
type of potential energy stored in object held above the ground (waiting for gravity to pull it down)
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