Word Generation Science - Energy

Word Generation Science is a program combining vocabulary with a multidisciplinary discussion of various science topics.

Here are links to the word lists for Word Generation Science: Scientific Thinking, Preparing a Scientific Investigation, Measurement, Life Science, Energy, Introductory Chemistry Concepts.

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  1. potential
    existing in possibility
  2. kinetic
    relating to the motion of material bodies and their forces
  3. friction
    the resistance when a body is moved in contact with another
  4. momentum
    the product of a body's mass and its velocity
  5. velocity
    distance travelled per unit time
  6. acceleration
    (physics) a rate of increase of velocity
  7. gravity
    the force of attraction between all masses in the universe
  8. inertia
    the tendency of something to stay in rest or motion
  9. machine
    a mechanical or electrical device that transmits energy
  10. work
    activity directed toward making or doing something
  11. lever
    a simple machine giving a mechanical advantage on a fulcrum
  12. exert
    put to use
  13. apply
    employ for a particular purpose
  14. load
    weight to be borne or conveyed
  15. force
    physical energy or intensity
  16. effort
    use of physical or mental energy; hard work
  17. specification
    a description of design criteria for a piece of work
  18. transformation
    the act of changing in form or shape or appearance
  19. generate
    produce, as energy
  20. power
    (physics) the rate of doing work
  21. fuel
    a substance that can be consumed to produce energy
  22. efficiency
    the ratio of the output to the input of any system
  23. conservation
    careful management of the environment and natural resources
  24. charge
    impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
  25. current
    a flow of electricity through a conductor

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