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Flashcards in Energy Terminology Deck (14):
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who is Nikola Tesla

* Inventor & Electrical/mechanical engineer
* futurist
* groundbreaking work in da field of electricity
* contributions to the design of modern alternating electricity supply system

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Explain Energy

The ability or capacity to do work

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Explain Potential energy

Energy that is stored in one of various forms

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Explain Kinetic energy

Energy in the form of motion

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Explain Gravity

The natural occurrence through which all bodies/objects are attracted to one another

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Explain Atom

The smallest unit or particle of a chemical element

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Explain Electrons

Negative particles inside an atom

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Explain Conductors

Material that allows heat and electricity to flow through it

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Explain Insulator

Material that does not allow heat and electricity to flow through it

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Explain Systems

Several components that work together to preform a function

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Explain Input Energy

Energy that is needed to enable a system to function

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Explain Output energy

The energy that is obtained from a working system

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Explain Fossilization

The process where once living organisms are preserved as rocks after many years under specific conditions

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what is potential energy

Potential energy is energy that is stored in one of four forms