Energy

Six types of energy

Electrical energy

Electrical energy is the energy of moving electrical charges.You can experience electrical energy when you receive a shock from a metal doorknob.Electrical energy can be a form of kinetic or potential energy whether or not the charges are moving or stored.

Chemical Energy

Chemical energy is potential energy stored in the chemical bonds that hold chemical compounds together.Almost everything you see,touch,or taste is made up of chemical compounds.Chemical compounds are composed of atoms and molecules.Bonds between the atoms and molecules hold chemical compounds together.When bonds in chemical compounds break,new chemical compounds may form.When this happens,chemical energy may be released.

Nuclear energy

Nuclear energy is stored in the nucleus of an atom.Nuclear energy is released during a nuclear reaction.One kind of nuclear reaction known as nuclear fission occurs when a nucleus splits.Another kind of reaction known as nuclear fusion occurs when the nuclei of atoms fuse.