Forms of energy

By Indi Kuhaupt

Gravitational Potential Energy

  1. Definition - Gravitational potential energy is energy an object has because of its position in the gravitational field.



Example (2) - dropping a pencil, going down a slide

Big image
Me dropping pencil

Kinetic Energy

  1. Definition - The energy of moving objects.


    Example (2) - running, pigeons flying

Big image
Someone running at pigeons

Sound energy

Definition - Energy that air has when it's vibrating.


Example (2) - when you talk, music

Big image

Heat Energy

Definition - comes from the sun, flames and chemical reactions.


Example (2) - fire, the sun.

Big image

Nuclear Energy

Definition - energy stored inside the small particles that make up all matter.


Example (2) - nuclear power plant, nuclear bomb.

Big image

Chemical Energy

Definition - energy stored in substances.


Example - batteries

Big image

Light Energy

Definition - energy from light


Examples - solar panels

Big image

Electrical Energy

Definition - energy from electric potential energy.


Examples - household electrical appliances, lightning

Big image
Lightning (a 30 second film)