The Energy Story

  Energy Is Born
  Energy Types
  Energy Changes
  Energy Generation

The Energy Problem

  Conservation of Energy
  Aging of Energy
  Finite Resources
  The Oil "Crisis"
  Energy Pollution
  Discussion Topics

The Energy Solution

  Conserving Electricity
  Appliance Efficiency
  Heating Conservation
  Renewable Energy

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Energy Types

In assignment 1, you listed as many types of energy, sources of energy, or words associated with energy that you could. Our list is given below, and should contain many of the words on your list. As you can see, there are many types and sources of energy. What we would like to do now is to narrow down the list into ten of the most basic forms of energy.


Exercise 2: Find The 10 Basic Types of Energy

Print out the list below by printing out this page. Add any additional words that are different from your list from assignment 1. Group any types, sources, or associated words that seem to refer to the same type of energy. You can do this using colored pencils, or by making lists of each set of words that seem to be a given type of energy. Try to get all of the words into 10 categories, one for each basic type of energy.

For example, gasoline and charcoal are both examples of chemical energy.