Forms of energy

By: Felix Lawrence

Kinetic Energy

The energy of movement


For example someone riding a bike.

Another example of kinetic energy is someone playing sport

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Heat energy

Heat energy is the result of movement of tiny particles called atoms, molecules or ions in solids. Heat energy can be transferred from one object to another


For example heating something up and a hot cup of coffee

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Gravitational potential energy

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


An example of gravitational potential energy is someone on a water slide or a plane

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Sound energy

Sound is produced when a force causes an object or substance to vibrate


An example is music and another is a balloon popping.

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Elastic potential energy

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


Eg. A rubber band or slinky

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Chemical energy

Your muscles use this energy to generate mechanical force and also heat.


Eg. In batteries and glucose in your body

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Nuclear energy

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


Eg. A nuclear power plant and a bomb

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Electrical energy

  1. Electrical energy is energy that is caused by moving electric charges. Since the electric charges are moving, this is a form of kinetic energy.


    Eg. A lamp and a battery

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Light energy

Light energy is defined as how nature energy moves at an extremely rapid rate.


Eg. The sun and a torch both give light

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