Energy & Resources Word List

D Arora
Flashcards by , created about 3 years ago

The Energy & Resources word list for Stage 4

D Arora
Created by D Arora about 3 years ago
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Question Answer
Define Energy Ability to do work
Define Joules (J) The standard unit of work or energy in the International System of Units (SI)
Define Conduction Heat transfer through a solid material by contact of one particle with the next
Define Convection The transfer of heat in fluids or gases caused by differences in density
Define Electromagnetic energy A form of energy that is carried by electromagnetic waves
Define Ore A metal-bearing mineral or rock
Define Gravitational potential energy The energy stored by an object due to its position within a gravitational field
Define Potential energy Stored energy
Define Kinetic energy The energy possessed by a moving object
Define Nuclear energy The energy stored in the nucleus of an atom
Define Radiation The transfer of energy through space by waves and/or particles
Define Recycling The alteration or adaptation of a previously used resource for new use
Define Renewable energy Energy generated from resources that are unlimited, rapidly replenished or naturally replaced, such as wind, water, sun, wave and biomass
Define Incandescent An object which glows upon heating
Define Transformation Process of changing one form of energy to another
Define Alternative energy Energy generated in ways that do not deplete natural resources or harm the environment, especially by avoiding the use of fossil fuels and nuclear power
Define Fossil fuels Any combustible organic material, such as oil, coal, or natural gas, derived from the remains of former life
Define Evaporation A change in state from liquid to gas
Define Transpiration To emit or give off waste matter, watery vapour, etc., through the surface, as of the body or of leaves
Define Condensation A change in state from gas to liquid
Define Absorption The process by which one substance, such as a solid or liquid, takes up another substance, such as a liquid or gas, through minute pores or spaces between its molecules