ch.15 science voc

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  1. temperature
    is a measure of the average value of the kinetic energy of the molecules in random motion
  2. thermal energy
    the sum of the kinetic and potential energy of all the molecules in an object is
  3. heat
    is the transfer of thermal energy from one object to another when the objects are at different temperatures.
  4. conduction
    when the particles in a material collide with neighboring particles
  5. radiation
    occurs when energy is transferred by electromagnetic waves.
  6. convection
    thermal energy by the movement of atoms or molecules from one part of a material to another
  7. conductor
    any material that easily transfers thermal energy.
  8. specific heat
    is the amount of thermal energy needed to raise the temperature
  9. thermal pollution
    this increase in the temperature of a body of water caused by adding warmer water.
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ch.15 science voc
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