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Energy and Environment
Vocab review for the Energy & Environment unit.
Terms in this set (26)
Energy in motion
Energy that is stored.
The result of a force moving an object a certain distance
A unit of measure for work.
a device that combines hydrogen, or other fuels, and oxygen and produces electricity in the process.
Items that can easily degrade by natural processes such as exposure to sun and water or the action of bacteria or fungi
A contaminant to the environment, especially human-made waste
A resource that can be replaced
Resources that cannot be replaced
Waste products like plants, grains, algae, manure, garbage, sewage, and paper that can be converted to energy
The rate at which work is performed or expended
Process of splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen by means of an electric current
The ability to do work
Resources that will never run out
The way in which heat travels by movement or circulation within liquids or gases
The ratio of the useful energy delivered by a dynamic system to the energy supplied to it
An electrical power distribution network that can transmit electricity intelligently, including the use of alternative sources to producers and consumers
Fuels to eventually replace dwindling supplies of fossil rules, such as biodiesel and hydrogen
The movement of heat through a solid material or between two solid materials that touch each other
A natural fuel formed from remains of living organisms
Energy stored in the earth in the form of heat
The unit of energy or work in the MKS system of units, equal to the work done by a force of one Newton-meter
A device used to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy
A methodical examination and review
The way in which heat travels through air in the form of electromagnetic waves
A measure of power equal to one joule of work per second
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