What is Energy?Energy isthe ability tocausechange
Mechanical EnergyThe energy that moves objectsExamples: lifting weights, putting abook on the shelf
Sound EnergySound results from the vibration ofparticles in a solid, liquid, or gas.If there is no air or other substance (avacuum) sound will not occur.
Chemical EnergyEnergy that is stored in the chemicalcomposition of matter.Examples: wood or gasoline burning
Thermal EnergyThermal energy comes from the movementof atoms and molecules in matter.Thermal energy is generated and measuredby heat of any kind.
Electromagnetic EnergyElectromagnetic energy is the energy thatcomes from electromagnetic radiationThis radiation is composed of waves, suchas radio waves and visible lightElectromagnetic was CAN travel in emptyspace (vacuum)
Nuclear EnergyNuclear energy is simply a term describing anyenergy associated with atomic reactions.Naturally: Some nuclear energy is producednaturally. For example, the Sun and other starsmake heat and light by nuclear reactions.Man-Made: Nuclear energy can be man-madetoo. Machines called nuclear reactors, parts ofnuclear power plants, provide electricity for manycities.
Kinetic EnergyThe energy of motion.Depends on the object’s mass and speed
Potential EnergyStored energy that an object has due to itsposition or chemical composition.