The Seven Forms of Energy

The meaning of energy and it’s seven forms.

Energy

Energy is the ability to cause and change. The capacity to perform work.  An exertion of force.  In all, it is the ability to  make something happen. Energy forms are either kinetic or potential.  Potential energy is stored energy and the energy of position while kinetic energy is motion

Seven forms of  energy:

1. Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy is stored in  the nucleus of an atom.  The energy that holds the nucleus together.  The energy can be released when  the  nuclei are combined or split apart.

 

 

2. Radiant Energy

Radiant energy is the electromagnetic energy that travels in  transverses waves.  Radiant energy includes visible light, x-rays, gamma rays amd radio waves.  Light is one type of radiant energy.  Solar energy is an example of radiant energy.

Solar

 

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Radio Waves

3. Electrical Energy

Electrical energy is  the movement of electrical charges.  Everything is made of tiny particles called atoms.  Electrical charges moving  through a wire is called electricity.  Lighting is an example of electrical energy.

 

4. Chemical Energy

Chemical energy is energy stored in the bonds of atoms and molecules.  It is the energy that holds these particles together.  Examples are biomass, petroleum, natural gas and propane.

 

5. Mechanical Energy

Mechanical energy relates to the movement of objects or its position in relation to gravity.

 

6. Sound Energy

Sound energy is the movement of energy through substances in longitudinal waves.  Sound is produced when a force causes an object or substance to vibrate.  The energy is transferred through  the substance in a wave.

Acoustic Speakers

 

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Sonar

7. Thermal Energy  

Thermal energy is the internal energy  in substances.  The vibration and movement of the atoms and molecules within substances.  Geothermal energy is an example of thermal energy.

Geothermal Plant

 For further reading on renewable energy, please read “Bloom Box – The Holy Grail of Renewable Energy

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  1. The Soul Explorer Says...

    On October 14, 2010 at 3:21 am

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    On October 14, 2010 at 3:40 am

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    On October 14, 2010 at 3:50 am

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    On October 14, 2010 at 4:07 am

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    On October 14, 2010 at 4:38 am

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    On October 14, 2010 at 6:42 am

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  9. My World Says...

    On October 14, 2010 at 7:12 am

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  10. Nykesha Alexandra Says...

    On October 14, 2010 at 7:54 am

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    On October 14, 2010 at 9:00 am

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  13. jacknicholas Says...

    On October 14, 2010 at 10:38 am

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  15. bryeunade Says...

    On October 14, 2010 at 8:07 pm

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  16. Adelnica Amor R. Izon Says...

    On October 24, 2010 at 7:10 pm

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  17. 1hopefulman Says...

    On December 7, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Interesting and informative a good illustrations also.


  18. melanie Says...

    On September 27, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    were is heat energy???


  19. elsa jumao-as Says...

    On March 7, 2012 at 2:44 am

    oh…. i really wonder why my son is asking me to look for the 5 forms of energy…….but ….. what an interesting…….. coz…. 7 forms pala ang energy….. thanks for the updates …. i really like it


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    On October 4, 2012 at 1:13 am

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    On October 9, 2012 at 8:03 pm

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    On October 9, 2012 at 8:04 pm

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