Types of Energy is a brief video clip that describes the different types of energy that we discuss in class.
- Nuclear energy
- Thermal (heat) energy
- Radiant energy (includes electromagnetic spectrum: light, infrared, ultraviolet, microwaves, etc…)
- Sound energy
- Electrical (and magnetism) energy
- Gravitational potential energy
- Motion energy
- Chemical energy
- Elastic energy (referred to as stored mechanical energy)
Energy has two basic forms: potential (stored energy) and kinetic (objects in motion). However, there are several types of energy, which are listed above.