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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- TASC Science: Growth & Development of Organisms
- TASC Science: Matter & Energy Flow in Organisms
- TASC Science: Interdependence in Ecosystems
- TASC Science: Cycles of Matter & Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
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- TASC Science: Evidence of Common Ancestry & Diversity
- TASC Science: Natural Selection & Adaptation
- TASC Science: The Universe & Its Stars
- TASC Science: Earth & the Solar System
- TASC Science: Earth's Formation & Plate Tectonics
- TASC Science: Radiometric Dating
- TASC Science: Earth Materials & Systems
- TASC Science: Water & Earth's Surface Processes
- TASC Science: Weather & Climate
- TASC Science: Natural Resources
- TASC Science: Natural Hazards
- TASC Science: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
- TASC Science: Structure & Properties of Matter
- TASC Science: Chemical Reactions
- TASC Science: Nuclear Processes
- TASC Science: Forces & Motion
- TASC Science: Types of Interactions
- TASC Science: Conservation of Energy & Energy Transfer
- TASC Science: Wave Properties
- TASC Science: Electromagnetic Radiation
- TASC Science: Information Technologies & Instrumentation
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