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Energy Vocabulary Study Set
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The law of conservation of energy is important because it states _______________________________________.
the law of energy is never created nor destroyed
The Joule is ________________________________________.
The siu of energy
Energy = __________ + ___________
kinetic energy + potential energy
How much energy does the sun provide us?
Almost every form
Nuclear energy is stored _________________________________
in the nucleus of an atom
Gravitational Potential Energy is possessed by an object based on _____________________________________________.
its position in a gravitational field
Chemical Energy is stored in the ________________________________.
in the bonds between atoms and molecules
Thermal energy is caused by __________________________________________________________.
the movement of objects from one place to another
Radiant Energy travels in _________________________________________________________.
in electromagnetic waves
Examples of Motion that is in motion are ________________________________________.
water, sound, and wind
Electricity is energy that _____________________________________.
that takes form of electrons moving
Energy in an open system ____________________________________.
Can enter and exit the system
Energy in a closed system ______________________________________________.
very little energy ever leaves
A good example of nuclear energy would be _______________________________________________.
The fusion reaction in the sun provides our planet with all of the energy it needs for living organisms to survive.
A rock sitting still at the top of a very steep cliff is very good example of __________________________________ energy.
A skydiver free falling in the air has the same amount of ___________________ and __________________ energy.
potential and kinetic
When you burn wood in a campfire and the chemical energy in the wood changes to become thermal energy and light we say the energy was ____________________________.
When a bowling ball is rolling down the lane and hits a set of pins that fall over the kinetic energy was ______________________________________.
The definition of transfer is __________________________________.
move from one place to another
To convert energy means ______________________________.
the process where there is a change in energy from one form to another.
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