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All About Energy Vocabulary

Science, Grade 3

Key Vocabulary Terms © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4385 Visit for Online Learning Resources. Atom the building blocks of all matter Chemical energy energy stored in the bonds of atoms and molecules; it’s the energy that holds these particles together Electrical energy type of energy that comes from electric current Energy the ability to make an object move or cause a change in matter; the ability to do work Fossil Fuel an energy source that is made from the remains of plants and animals that died a long time ago and were buried under layers of the Earth; heat and pressure underground changed the remains into oil, natural gas and coal Heat the thermal energy transferred from an object at a higher temperature to an object at a lower temperature Kinetic energy the energy of motion, such as a skier moving down a hill Light a form of energy that makes it possible to see things Nonrenewable energy an energy source that is in limited supply and cannot be replaced; examples are fossil fuels, such as oil, coal and natural gas Potential energy the stored energy of an object at rest Renewable energy energy that can be naturally replaced over time; examples include solar and wind power Sound vibrations that travel through the air or another medium that we hear when they reach our ears hot soup hot mug cool spoon cool hand Thermal energy energy that is created by the movement of the particles that make up matter; energy related to heat Vibration a back and forth motion of an object; when an object vibrates, it can make sound, like strumming a guitar string atoms bonds
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