How Many Types of Energy Are There?

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Types of Energy is a brief video clip that describes the different types of energy that we discuss in class.

  1. Nuclear energy
  2. Thermal/Heat energy
  3. Light energy (referred to as radiant energy)
  4. Sound energy
  5. Electrical energy
  6. Gravitational potential energy
  7. Kinetic energy (referred to as motion energy)
  8. Chemical energy
  9. Elastic energy (referred to as stored mechanical energy)

Energy has two basic forms: potential and kinetic. However, there are several types of energy, which are listed above.

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