Forms of Energy
Energy is the ability to do work or cause change. These below are examples of energy.
Mechanical Energy is form of energy associated with the position and motion of an object. You can find mechanical energy by adding an object's potential and kinetic energy.
One example of this energy is a player throwing a baseball. The height above the ground it is thrown is its potential energy and the speed of which it is thrown is its kinetic energy. If you add these two together it is mechanical energy.
This picture is of Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale throwing a baseball.
Another example is a roller-coaster ride. When the ride goes up its potential energy increases and when it goes the down, the faster it goes, the more kinetic energy it has.
This is a picture of a roller-coaster at the top of a hill which would be its potential energy and when it goes down that's when there would be kinetic energy.
The total potential and kinetic energy of particles in an object is thermal energy.
Electrical energy is the energy of electrical charges. This has to do with the particles in the object.
Chemical Energy is the potential energy stored in the chemical bonds that hold chemical compounds together.
Nuclear Energy is a type of potential energy that is stored in the nucleus of an atom. It is released during a nuclear reaction.
Electromagnetic Energy a term used to describe all the different kinds of energies released into space by stars such as the Sun.