Types of Energy
by: Sami Medel
Examples- A moving car or a baseball thrown in the air
Mechanical Energy= Potential Energy + Kinetic Energy
Is caused by the particles inside the object moving very quickly.
Examples- Lava flowing or Ice cream melting
Can be a form of kinetic or potential energy.
Examples- Being shocked by a doorknob or Lightning
Examples- Stored in the food you eat, matches you use to light a candle, and cells in your body
Chemical compounds are made up of atoms and molecules
Examples- Nuclear Fusion, Nuclear Power Plants, the Sun
Nuclear energy is released during a nuclear reaction.
Examples- Microwaves, X-rays, ultraviolet radiation, infrared radiation, and radio waves
Electromagnetic Energy travels in waves