Energy Transformations and Examples

How does energy change form? What are some examples?
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Conservation
The Law of ________ of Energy states that energy CANNOT be created or destroyed, but it can change form.
Electrical to Radiant (Light)
Energy transformation that occurs when a lamp is plugged into the outlet and turns on.
Electrical to Sound
A cell phone ringing
Radiant to Chemical
Energy transformation that occurs when the sun gives energy to an apple tree so it can grow.
Chemical to Mechanical (Kinetic)
Energy transformation that occurs when gasoline makes a car run.
Chemical to Mechanical (Kinetic)
Energy transformation that occurs when eating breakfast gives an athlete the energy to perform.
Solar to Electrical to Sound
Using a solar powered ipod (or radio) to play music
Electrical to Thermal
Energy transformation that occurs when an electric heater is plugged in and turned on.
Radiant (Solar) to Thermal
The sun is shining and is warming a metal bench.
Chemical to Kinetic (Mechanical)
Eating a banana for energy before jogging
Thermal to Chemical
Cooking and eating a hamburger
Potential to Kinetic
A pendulum is held in position. It swings after being released.
Chemical to Light and Thermal (Heat)
Burning a candle
Light to Electrical
Powering a solar powered calculator (in the classroom)
Electrical to Thermal (Heat)
Using a hotplate to heat liquid in a beaker
Electrical to Sound
Playing music on a radio
Electrical to Mechanical (fan blades spinning), Sound, and Thermal (Heat)
Using a hair dryer
Solar to Electrical
Solar panels turn. . .
Chemical (to Electrical) to Light
Battery powering a flashlight
Chemical to Kinetic
A car engine burns fuel to turn. . .

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