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energy
the ability to do work
potential
stored energy.
depends on height and position
kinetic
energy of movement.
depends on speed and mass
renewable
a resource that can be easily replaced
nonrenewable
a resource that can't be replaced easily or quickly
fossil fuels
coal, oil, natural gas.
they formed from living things that died millions of years ago
geothermal
energy source that uses heat from inside the earth
hydrogen
alternative energy source that burns cleanly and forms water as a by-product
biomass
energy source that burns things that were once alive, like wood
solar
energy from the sun
thermal
form of energy related to how fast the molecules inside are moving. we feel it as hot or cold.
electrical
form of energy involving moving electric charges
nuclear
form of energy that releases energy from inside the nucleus of an atom.
chemical
form of energy stored in chemical bonds
mechanical
form of energy involving movement
electromagnetic
form of energy that travels in waves, like light and sound