Forms of Energy: Thermal, Radiant, Chemical, Electric & Nuclear Energy


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In physics, what is energy?

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1. Which of the following types of energy is stored in a battery?

2. What is happening when you stand to the side of a campfire and get warmer in terms of energy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Energy is used every day in virtually every aspect of our lives, but many people don't have a thorough understanding of what exactly energy is. This lesson will go over the definition of energy used in physics and the different forms of energy currently classified. The quiz at the end will test your understanding of things such as the examples of specific forms of energy in action and the defining characteristics of each form.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet you'll be tested on:

  • Definition of energy in physics
  • Variety of energy stored in a battery
  • Energy in a campfire
  • Type of energy in power outlets
  • The energy released by splitting atoms

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the definition of energy, the different forms of energy, and examples of each form
  • Making connections - make sure you can understand the connections between the different forms of energy and our experiences with energy usage every day
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of energy to answer questions about each form of energy and how it is used

Additional Learning

To learn more about energy and its uses, review the corresponding lesson on Forms of Energy: Thermal, Radiant, Chemical, Electric & Nuclear Energy. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Physics definition of energy
  • Definition of work
  • Thermal energy
  • Radiant energy