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the ability to make things move and change
stored energy and the energy of position
is motion of waves, substances, and objects.
-energy of moving particles
-ex. hot cocoa
-energy of moving objects
-ex. fish swimming in lake
-energy of moving electrical energy
-energy stored in the bonds that hold atoms together
-ex. fuel, batteries
-energy that travels as waves, through matter or through empty
-energy stored in the nucleus of of an atom
this is electromagnetic energy (energy that travels as waves, through matter or through empty)
law of conservation of energy
energy is neither destroyed nor created
-most plentiful gas in the universe
-pro. electricity efficient
-con. doesn't always produce energy
-force of moving water
-pro. no pollution, controls flood water
-con. affects wildlife, droughts
-energy in nucleus of an atom
-pro. very powerful
-con. radiation, disrupt habitats
-caused by rotating and uneven heating of the earth
-pro. no air pollution
-con. can't be used everywhere, harm flying animals
best where land meets water(coast)
- formed from suns rays
-pro. saves energy, unlimited
-con. nighttime doesn't produce solar energy, solar panels expensive to buy
- from organic matter
-pro. generates electricity
-con. pollute air, and wood is biomass
-generated from earths crust
-pro. little damage to environment
-con. locates near plate boundaries
- energy resource that formed over millions of years from decayed remains of ancient plants and animals.
- ex. oil, petroleum, coal, natural gas
-pro. produce large amounts of energy
-con. Cause pollution, coal mining can damage land and pollute nearby water supplies,. Drilling fro oil may disturb habitats. Burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide. Scientists believe burning fossil fuels is causing or adding to global warming, and climate changes.
How many ways can solar panels be used?
Describe the ways solar panels can be used.
1) uses solar energy to heat water for home use.
2) used to produce electricity. (photovoltaic cell, solar batteries used in use 2)
3) used in power plants. (solar reflector used in use 3)
What does a
changes light energy into electricity.
What does a
stores electrical energy produced by solar cells.
What does a
reflects and focuses light into a fluid-filled pipe, which then heats the fluid into steam and turns a turbine.
the careful use and management of resources.
Percentage of Petroleum
Percentage of Natural gas
Percentage of Coal
Percentage of Nuclear
Percentage of propane
Percentage of biomass
Percentage of hydropower
Percentage of wind
Percentage of geothermal
Percentage of solar
What type of energy is a television?
What type of energy is a battery?
What type of energy is jogging?
What type of energy is a car engine?
What type of energy is a fire in a fireplace?
What type of energy is a sandwich?
What type of energy is a roller coaster?
What type of energy is charging an iPod?
What type of energy is opening a door?
What type of energy is cooking pancakes?
What type of energy is getting sunburned?
What type of energy is a radio plugged into an outlet?