vocabulary flashcards

Term Definition
work the product of force and distance when a force is used to move an object
energy the ability to do work or cause change
force a push or pull extended on an object
kinetic energy the form of energy an object has because of its motion
potential energy energy that is stored and available to be used later
elastic potential energy the energy of stretching or compressed objects
gravitational potential energy potential energy that an object has as a result of its position
electromagnetic energy that travels in waves (rays)
energy conversion a change from one form of energy to another
law of conservation states that when one form of energy is converted to another,no energy is destroyed in the process
photosynthesis the process by which plants use water carbon dioxide and energy from the sun to make food
fuel a material that releases energy when it burns
fossil fuel an energy rich substance(such as coal,oil, or natural gas)formed from the remains of organisms
weather the state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards heat, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain

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