Energy Transformation: Definition, Types & Examples


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What type of energy transformation best describes the following situation: you jump off a diving board into a swimming pool?

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What types of energy can mechanical energy be transformed into?

I. Electrical Energy

II. Thermal Energy

III. Nuclear Energy

2. Which of the following situations is an example of a direct nuclear energy transformation to another type of energy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In these assessments, you will be asked to identify many types of energy and energy transformations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz on energy transformations will ask about:

  • The type of energy you have when you jump
  • Energy that can result from mechanical energy
  • An example of nuclear energy transformation
  • Situations where thermal energy conversion occurs
  • What can be converted into thermal energy

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what energy you possess when you jump
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding energy that can result from mechanical energy and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of nuclear and thermal energy transformation

Additional Learning

You can also take a look at the lesson titled Energy Transformation: Definition, Types & Examples for more information on the topic and to meet these objectives:

  • Define what energy transformation is
  • Understand energy transformation's relationship to the conservation of energy principle
  • Describe the characteristics of each of the types of energy transformations
  • Identify the difference between kinetic and potential energy
  • Name the types of energy are most helpful for us today