Forms of Energy
By Kristi Collins
How to find mechanical energy: Mechanical energy = Potential energy + Kinetic energy
1.) The football being thrown in the air has mechanical energy.
2.) A moving car
1.) Lava flowing out of a volcano.
2.) The sun.
1.) Electrical charges in lightening
2.) Electrical lines along highways carry electrical charges
1.) There is chemical energy in grapes that can be used for later energy.
2.) Firewood has chemical energy that is released as the wood is burned.
The energy is released during a nuclear reaction.
1.) The sun is a source of nuclear energy.
2.) The atomic bomb.
1.) Food being heated in a microwave.
2.) Any visible light is an example