-d- Energy

Forms of energy

You should be able to recognise the main types of energy. One way to remember the different types of energy is to learn this sentence:

Most Kids Hate Learning GCSE Energy Names

Each capital letter is the first letter in the name of a type of energy.

Types of energy

Type of energy Description
Magnetic

Magnet

 

Energy in magnets and electromagnets
Kinetic

A bullet cutting a playing card

 

The energy in moving objects. Also called movement energy.
Heat

Burning match

 

Also called thermal energy
Light

Sunlight

 

Also called radiant energy
Gravitational potential

sky divers in freefall under gravitySky divers

 

Stored energy in raised objects
Chemical

Organic food

 

Stored energy in fuel, foods and batteries
Sound

Guitar

 

Energy released by vibrating objects
Electrical

Lightning

 

Energy in moving or static electric charges
Elastic potential

catapult stores elastic energyCatapult

 

Stored energy in stretched or squashed objects
Nuclear

Nuclear fuel assembly

 

Stored in the nuclei of atoms

 

Extra

 Here is the presentation of Energy resources, U can download it

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