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Tremayne Stone

Energy is the ability to do work
kinetic energy the energy of motion
potential energy stored energy as a result of position
gravitational potential energy potential energy based on the objects height
elastic potential energy potential energy of an object that is stretched or compressed
mechanical energy the energy associated with the position of everyday objects
thermal energy the potential and kinetic energy of all the microscopic particles in an object
chemical energy the energy in chemical bonds
electrical energy energy associated with electrical charges
energy conversion the process of changing energy from one form to another
nonrenewable energy resources exist in only limited quantities.oil, natural gas, coal and uranium
fossil fuels oil, natural gas and coal
renewable energy resources resources that can be replenished over a relatively short period
hydroelectric energy energy obtained from flowing water
solar energy energy gained from the sun
geothermal energy thermal energy beneath the Earths surface
biomass energy the chemical energy stored in living things
hydrogen fuel cell generates energy by combining hydrogen with oxygen
energy conservation finding ways to use less energy or to use energy more efficiently.
electromagnetic energy energy that travels through space in waves
nuclear energy the energy stored in atomic nuclei