Forms of Energy

By Abby

Kinetic Energy

Definition: energy which a body possesses by virtue of being in motion.

Example: a person walking and a thrown baseball.

Heat Energy

Definition: Heat energy is the result of the movement of tiny particles called atoms, molecules or ions in solids, liquids and gases.

Examples: fresh cup of coffee and fire

Light Energy

Definition: light energy is defined as how nature moves energy at an extremely rapid rate, and it makes up about 99% of the body's atoms and cells.

Examples: the sun and a torch.

Sound Energy

Definition: Sound energy is a form of energy associated with the vibration or disturbance of matter.

Examples: an airconditioning and a balloon popping.

Electrical Energy

Definition: electrical energy is defined as an energy charge that lets work be accomplished.

Examples: a lamp and a toaster.

Gravitational Potential Energy

Definition: gravitational potential energy is energy an object possesses because of its position in a gravitational field.

Examples: dropping a ball and lifting a ball.

Elastic Potential Energy

Definition: elastic potential energy is potential energy stored as a result of deformation of an elastic object, such as the stretching of a spring.

Examples: a slinky and an elastic band.

Chemical Energy

Definition: chemical energy is energy stored in the bonds of chemical compounds.

Examples: a battery and petroleum.

Nuclear Energy

Defintion: the energy released during nuclear fission or fusion, especially when used to generate electricity.

Examples: fission reaction and fusion reaction.