Science Language Students Should Know And Use
Absorption – Taking in or swallowing up energy.
Angle of incidence – The angle at which light strikes a surface.
Angle of reflection – The angle at which light bounces off a surface.
Conduction - Heat moving between two objects because they are touching.
Conductor - A substance that is able to transfer heat energy easily.
Convection – Heat transfer in liquids and gases as molecules circulate in currents.
Medium – Any substance through which a wave is transmitted.
Pitch – How high or low a musical note sounds.
Prism – A clear glass or plastic triangular shape that breaks light into the color spectrum.
Radiation - The transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves.
Reflection – When rays of light or heat are reflected, or bounce off other objects.
Refraction – When light bends as it travels from one medium to another.
Spectrum – The colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, arranged in order of their wavelengths and seen when white light passes through a prism. (Roy G. Biv)
Vibration – A rapid back and forth movement.