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Forms of energy

Vocabulary for forms of energy

Chemical energy that results from a chemical reaction Examples:food,burning,batteries,and matches
Heat gives off heat Examples:insulation,refrigerators,air conditioners,the Sun,and a stovetop
Light gives off light Examples:light bulb,the Sun,a flashlight,and a lightning bug
Mechanical energy due to motion Examples:compressed springs,stretched rubber bands,a bow and arrow,and a hammer and a nail
Potential stored energy Example: water behind a dam, battery;
Kinetic moving energy Example: water moving across turbine blades
Solar energy energy from the Sun
Geothermal heat from the Earth
Windmill wind power
Hydroelectric power electricity powered by water
Biomass material from living, or recently living organisms, including plants
Conduction transfer of heat through solids Examples: hot plate heating a pan,
Convection transfer of heat through liquids or gases Examples: space heater heating air
Radiation transfer of of heat by electromagnetic waves Examples: sun heating Earth's surface
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