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Ch 8: Forms of Energy and Conservation

About This Chapter

Watch this chapter's video lessons to review energy conservation and the forms of energy. Study how different kinds of energy are created in addition to taking a look at applications and examples of each type.

Forms of Energy and Conservation - Chapter Summary

Let our professional instructors refresh your knowledge of energy forms and energy conservation. The video lessons in this chapter guide you through several types of energy, including electrical, chemical, nuclear and thermal forms. You'll have the opportunity to review electromagnetic radiation in addition to the principle of conservation of energy. After finishing the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Distinguish between kinetic and potential energy
  • Define chemical energy
  • Provide examples of electrical energy
  • Explain how nuclear energy is created
  • Describe how thermal energy develops
  • List examples of electromagnetic radiation
  • Understand the process of energy conservation

Our video lessons are packed with engaging graphics, animations and examples. After watching the lessons the first time, you may want to use the the video tags to review major points. You can study the lesson transcripts as well; these include bolded key words and terms that are relevant information. Once you feel comfortable with the material, take the self-assessment lesson quizzes to gauge your understanding.

7 Lessons in Chapter 8: Forms of Energy and Conservation
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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.

What is Chemical Energy? - Definition & Examples

2. What is Chemical Energy? - Definition & Examples

This lesson describes chemical energy as a type of potential energy stored in chemicals, such as sugar and gasoline. The lesson discusses how energy is transferred from solar energy to chemical energy by plants and how gasoline is a source of chemical energy used to move cars.

What is Electrical Energy? - Definition & Examples

3. What is Electrical Energy? - Definition & Examples

This lesson defines electrical energy and explores its role as a form of potential energy. It also offers an explanation of how it functions within electric fields and provides examples of its applications.

What is Nuclear Energy? - Definition & Examples

4. What is Nuclear Energy? - Definition & Examples

You've probably heard of nuclear energy. But what is it? And what is the difference between fusion and fission? This lesson will answer your questions about this exciting form of energy that involves atoms and their nuclei.

What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples

5. 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.

What is Electromagnetic Radiation? - Wavelength, Spectrum & Energy

6. What is Electromagnetic Radiation? - Wavelength, Spectrum & Energy

Light, microwaves, X-rays, and cell phone transmissions are all examples of electromagnetic radiation. Read more about this fascinating, mostly invisible phenomenon that has been harnessed by humans for so many purposes. A quiz is included.

What is Energy Conservation? - Definition, Process & Examples

7. 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.

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