have found so far that energy comes in a number of different forms
and that we can make a list of 10 types of energy to help us identify
and talk about energy.
only does energy come in different types, but it is constantly changing
from one type into another. As we will see, this changing from one
type of energy to another is the basis for most of our household
appliances, the design of our power plants, and how our body keeps
science fiction stories have speculated that the ultimate form of
life is in the form of pure energy. This property of energy to constantly
change itself makes it seem almost alive.
information and exercises below will help you to understand and
identify these energy changes.
the energy changes game. More information is given below.
In this game
you will need to identify the energy changes for a number of events.
See how many points you can get out of a possible total of 140.
The game can
be run on any PC using Windows 95 or better. You will need to download
the installenergygame.exe file. After downloading, the game can
be installed by running or double clicking on the installenergygame.exe
below requires the Macromedia flash player. If you don't see the
animation, you can download and install the flash player from the
following site: Download
As a first
example of energy changing from one type to another, the animation
below shows the pistons in a car engine. The gasoline fuel (chemical
energy) is introduced and then ignited by the spark plug. The chemical
energy that is released turns into the mechanical energy of the