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Ch 12: Energy Forms and Transformations

About This Chapter

This chapter offers a thorough overview of energy forms and transformations. You can work through these simple lessons and quizzes to improve your scientific knowledge for exams, homework or fun.

Energy Forms and Transformations - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll refresh your understanding of energy forms and transformations in science. Watch these short and informative video lessons to review the fundamentals of kinetic, potential and thermal energy, the energy conservation process, mechanisms of heat transfer and more. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Assess the relationship between kinetic energy and potential energy
  • Compare types of energy transformations
  • Outline the process of energy conservation
  • Evaluate examples of thermal energy
  • Describe conduction, convection and radiation

At the end of each lesson, you'll have the opportunity to take a short quiz that reinforces important terms and concepts about energy forms and transformations. Submit questions to your science experts if you need any extra help, and be sure to take the comprehensive chapter exam. For your convenience, we've made these materials available online 24/7.

5 Lessons in Chapter 12: Energy Forms and Transformations
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types

1. Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types

This video defines and describes kinetic and potential energy. You'll learn how different types of energy can be classified as potential and kinetic. You'll also find out how kinetic and potential energy are transformed.

Energy Transformation: Definition, Types & Examples

2. Energy Transformation: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about the different kinds of energy and how these types of energy can be transformed from one form to another. You will also learn about some uses of these energy transformations in everyday life.

What is Energy Conservation? - Definition, Process & Examples

3. What is Energy Conservation? - Definition, Process & Examples

This lesson will explain what the conservation of energy principle is and why it matters, using some real-life examples of how it works in our day-to-day lives. A short quiz will follow.

What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples

4. What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples

This lesson defines and identifies examples of thermal energy everywhere from your kitchen to the Earth's core. We'll discuss geothermal energy, a renewable energy source, as well.

Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

5. Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

There are three main ways that heat is transferred between substances or objects. In this video lesson you'll learn about each one, and identify the differences between them.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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