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Ch 29: TASC Science: Types of Energy

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These quick, entertaining videos explore the different types of energy to help you prepare for your TASC Science assessment. If you have any questions about energy or get confused by a concept, you can drop a note to the instructors.

TASC Science: Types of Energy - Chapter Summary

As you study for your TASC Science high school equivalency test, use these short, engaging videos as a fun and convenient way to study the types of energy you'll see on the exam. Lessons illustrate:

  • The types and significance of energy
  • The kinetic theory of matter
  • Examples and characteristics of work
  • The work-energy theorem
  • Relationships between energy types
  • Different states of potential energy
  • Characteristics of thermal, mechanical, chemical, electrical, radiant and steam energy

Use the short multiple-choice quiz after each lesson to practice using and evaluating the ideas and pinpoint concepts that could use additional study. Let our instructors know if you'd like any additional support.

Objectives of the TASC Science: Types of Energy Chapter

The TASC Science assessment is an 85-minute test that includes 59 questions split among three content areas: life sciences, physical sciences, and Earth and space sciences. This chapter explores the energy types you'll likely see on the physical science portion of the test, which makes up 36% of test.

Use the lesson quizzes to introduce yourself to the format of the computer-administered TASC exam. You'll gain confidence with the energy types you've covered and get a chance to determine and improve your test-taking pace.

12 Lessons in Chapter 29: TASC Science: Types of Energy
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What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature

1. What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature

This lesson describes the nature of energy and how it is transferred from one source into another. Additionally, it will describe the significance of energy in natural systems.

The Kinetic Theory of Matter: Definition & The Four States of Matter

2. The Kinetic Theory of Matter: Definition & The Four States of Matter

Everything on Earth is made of matter, but that matter isn't always the same. Matter can exist in four different phases, and the kinetic theory of matter helps us understand the differences between those phases.

Work: Definition, Characteristics, and Examples

3. Work: Definition, Characteristics, and Examples

Pushing a wall all day may feel like work, but unless you get that wall moving you're not doing any work according to the rules of physics. In this video lesson, you'll learn how work is defined as well as how to calculate the amount of work done on an object.

Work-Energy Theorem: Definition and Application

4. Work-Energy Theorem: Definition and Application

Work and energy are closely related in physics. In this lesson, you'll learn what that relationship is as well as how we can apply it to various situations.

Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types

5. 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.

Elastic Potential Energy: Definition, Formula & Examples

6. Elastic Potential Energy: Definition, Formula & Examples

Discover what elastic potential energy is and the types of objects that can have it. Then learn how we find the formula for elastic potential energy using a spring.

What is Mechanical Energy? - Definition & Examples

7. What is Mechanical Energy? - Definition & Examples

In physics, energy is how work gets done. This video describes one important type of energy, mechanical energy, and provides examples of both kinetic and potential mechanical energy.

What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples

8. 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 Radiant Energy? - Definition & Examples

9. What is Radiant Energy? - Definition & Examples

This lesson defines and describes radiant energy in its different forms. The different types of electromagnetic waves created by radiant energy are identified and described as well. This includes X-rays, microwaves, and radio waves, to mention a few.

What is Chemical Energy? - Definition & Examples

10. 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 Electric Energy? - Definition, Sources & Examples

11. What is Electric Energy? - Definition, Sources & Examples

Electricity is all around us, but where exactly does it come from? In this lesson, you'll explore the most basic source of electric energy and understand how this electron movement provides something that we often take for granted in our modern lives.

What is Steam Energy?  - Definition & Examples

12. What is Steam Energy? - Definition & Examples

Steam, a naturally occurring substance, can be used for many things. We have learned how to utilize the energy in steam for our own benefit, and in this lesson, you'll learn about what exactly steam is and where it comes from.

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