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Energy Science

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Kinetic Energy
Energy in motion
Potential Energy
Stored Energy
Reflected
Energy that is bounced off a surface
Refracted
The bending of light rays as they pass through a different material
Absorbed
Energy is taken into a surface
Radiated
Energy is sent out into waves or rays
Heat
A form of energy that comes from a movement of the particles in a substance
Temperature
The average kinetic energy at molecules moving in a substance
Source
Area of high concentration of energy (high temperature)
Sink
Area of low concentration of energy (low temperature)
Conduction
Energy gets transferred from direct contact (molecule to molecule contact)
Convection
The transfer of heat in liquids and gases due to density differences
Radiation
The transfer of energy through empty space (no medium is needed)
Specific Heat
The quantity of heat, in joules, needed to raise the temperature of one grain of a material to heat up/ cool down