Different Forms of Energy

By: Ce'Nedra Fogg

Mechanical Energy

MECHANICAL ENERGY: The form of energy that is associated with the position and motion of an object.

Thermal Energy

Thermal energy is the total potential and kinetic energy of the particles in an object.


LAVA- The lava may be moving slowly, but the particles aren't. The particles have a large amount of kinetic energy, so the lava has a large amount of thermal energy.

Electrical Energy

The energy of electrical charges is electrical energy.

Chemical Energy

Chemical energy is potential energy stored in the chemical bonds that hold the chemical compounds together.


FOOD: The particles in food contain chemical energy. Your body uses this energy after you eat them.

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy is stored in the nucleus of an atom. It is released in a nuclear reaction.