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Radiant Energy

Energy from vibrations of electrically charged particles

Electrical Energy

Energy of moving electrons

Mechanical Energy

Energy of moving objects

Sound Energy

Energy from an object's vibrations traveling through air

Thermal Energy

Energy of particles making up an object (the movement of atoms/particles)

Nuclear Energy

Energy caused by changes to an atom's nucleus

Chemical Energy

Energy stored in a substance that is released when the substance reacts

Gravitational Energy

Energy caused by a body's (i.e. Earth) gravitational pull

Potential Energy

Energy stored in an object

Kinetic Energy

Energy in motion

Energy Transformation

Changing energy from one form to another

Energy Transfer

Moving energy from one place or object to another


The ability to do work


When a force is applied to an object, causing it to move

Law of Conservation of Energy

Energy is neither created nor destroyed, but only changed


The movement of thermal energy


Transfer of thermal energy through solids by direct contact


Transfer of thermal energy through liquids or gases; circulation of hot and cold


Transfer of thermal energy through space by waves, without direct contact


When thermal energy moves from something warmer to something cooler until both are the same temperature


The measure of kinetic energy in a substance


A machine that produces electricity


A mechanical device with blades that spin by pressure from water, steam, or air

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