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The ability to change
Energy
Energy of movement. Increases as an object moves faster. Increases as the mass of the object increases.
Kinetic Energy
Energy stored in an objects position. The amount of potential energy depends on:
1. Amount of mass
2. Height above ground
Potential Energy
Energy continually changing between one form to another
Changing forms of energy
Energy is never created or destroyed
Law of Conservations of energy
This source is used up faster than it can be replaced. It takes Millions of years to form
Nonrenewable
Coal, Oil, Natural gas. Cause air and water pollution.
Fossil Fuels
From the nucleus of uranium atoms. Produce radioactive waste
Nuclear Energy
Energy resourcs that can be replenished continually
Renewable Resources
From the nucleus of uranium atoms. Produce radioactive waste
Nuclear Energy
Energy resources that can be replenished continually
Renewable Resources
Electricity generated by water through dams. The largest renewable resource
Hydroelectric
Gathering energy from sunlight through collectors
Example: Photovalatic cells
Solar Energy
Using heat from the earth's crust to produce electricity
Geothermal energy
Using the wind to turn generators to produce electricity
Wind Energy
Developing new sources. Example: Solar, Geothermal and wind energy
Alternative Resources
Increases as the temperature increases (Heat)
Thermal
Energy stored in chemical bonds
Chemical
Light Energy
Radiant
Energy carried by Electrical current. Turbine fan blade that turn a generator
Electrical
Transform kinetic energy into electricity
Generator