6 Types of Energy

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mechanical energy

The form of energy associated with the position and motion of an object is called mechanical energy. Think about the pass thrown by the quarterback. A football thrown by a quarterback has mechanical energy.


Thermal energy

Thermal energy is the energy that comes from heat. This heat is generated by the movement of tiny particles within an object. The faster these particles move, the more heat is generated.Thermal energy is like sitting ice out and it melting cause it's not in the cold

Electrical energy

    Electrical energy is energy that is caused by moving electric charges. Since the electric charges are moving, this is a form of kinetic energy. The faster the electriccharges are moving the more electrical energy they carry.A microwave is a type of electrical energy.

Chemical Energy

    Chemical Energy is energy stored in the bonds of chemical. It is released in a chemical reaction, often producing heat as a by product. Batteries, biomass, petroleum, natural gas, and coal are examples of stored chemical energy. Fruits like oranges,grapes,and bananas are chemical energy.

Nuclear energy

    Nuclear energy is the energy in the nucleus, or core, of an atom. Atoms are tiny units that make up all matter in the universe. Energy is what holds the nucleus together. There is a huge amount of power in an atoms dense nucleus.Nuclear energy is stored in atoms.

Electromagnetic energy

    Electromagnetic energy is a term used to describe all the different kinds of energiesreleased into space by stars such as the Sun. These kinds of energies include some that you will recognize and some that will sound strange. Tv waves are a type of electromagnetic energy.