Types of Energy

Chemical,Radiant, Atomic,Mechanical, Thermal, Nuclear


  • is really a form of potential energy and is the energy stored in food, gasoline or chemical combinations.
    Examples: Striking a match, combining vinegar and baking soda to form CO2 Gas, breaking light sticks releases chemical energy.


Electrical energy is energy that is caused by moving electric charges. Since the electric charges are moving, this is a form of kinetic energy. The faster the electric charges are moving the more electrical energy they carry.


Nuclear energy is the energy in the nucleus, or core, of an atom. Atoms are tiny units that make up all matter in the universe. Energy is what holds the nucleus together. There is a huge amount of power in an atoms dense nucleus.