Forms Of Energy

Learn all about ENERGY

Chemical Energy and Electricity

Chemical energy is in all the foods you eat. When you eat food your body breaks down the nutrient and gives you energy. You use energy for almost everything! Like running, walking, etc.! Food is not the only source of energy. Fossil fuels can have chemical energy such as gasoline. When plants die and animals get buried thats when fossil fuels form!

Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy and Sound

Potential energy is the energy that an object has on how high it is. Potential Energy is stored in many ways, a gallon of gasoline or a barrel of oil contains stored energy. When we talk about oil, gas, or wood we are talking about stored energy.

Kinetic energy (or energy of motion) is matter that is moving. All moving things have kinetic energy. It is energy that an object has due to its motion or movement. These include very large things like planets and very small things like atoms. The heavier the thing is the faster it moves and the more kinetic energy it has.

A vase still has potential energy until it hit's the ground. When it hits the ground it makes a sound because of matter vibrating. sound can travel through solids, liquids or gases. Not all sounds are the same some are low pitch and some are high pitch. Sounds can reflect or bounce off objects.


Sound is a type of energy made by vibration. When any object vibrates, it causes movement in air particles. These particles bump into the particles close to them,which makes them vibrate also causing them to bump into more air particles. This movement is called sound waves.

Sound waves keep going until they run out of energy. If your ear is within range of vibrations, you hear the sound! When the vibrations are fast, you hear a high note. When the vibrations are slow, it creates a low note.

Click below to see a video that's showing potential energy and kinetic energy


Click below on the 2 links to learn more about energy!

Click the video below to learn more about light and heat

Heat Energy Song

Light and Heat

Most energy comes from the sun. Heat and light are another form of energy. Plants use light to make food. Light can also make things warmer. Heat is energy that moves from hot object to a cold objects. Light can also make an object warmer.

Words you should know! (Vocabulary Words)

Energy: What makes things happen.

Chemical Energy: Energy that is stored in the chemicals in matter.

Fossil Fuels: Include coal, oil, and natural gas. They formed from the remains of dead plants and animals.

Potential energy: The energy something has because of where it is located.

Kinetic Energy: The energy moving objects have.

Heat: Energy that moves from hot objects to cooler objects.

Pitch: used to describe how high something is.

Quiz Time!!(review time)

1.A student eats a sandwich. What kind of energy does he get?

A. Light

B. Chemical energy

C. Sound

2.True or False:

Sound can reflect or bounce off objects

Which of these can you body use to get the energy it needs to move?

A. the sun

B. lightning

C. batteries

D. an apple

A boulder rolls down the side of a hill. Which three forms of energy does the boulder have or make as it's rolling?

A. potential energy, electricity, and heat

B. electricity, kinetic energy, and sound

C. electricity, heat, and chemical energy

D. potential energy, kinetic energy, and sound