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

Energy

The ability to do work

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

Heat

The movement of thermal energy

Conduction

Transfer of thermal energy through solids by direct contact

Convection

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

Radiation

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

Equilibrium

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

Temperature

The measure of kinetic energy in a substance

Generator

A machine that produces electricity

Turbine

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

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