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Other Forms of Energy
What will we be learning today?

  • In this lesson, we are going to learn all about what are other forms of energy.

What Are Other Forms of Energy?

  • Chemical changes in a battery can produce electrical energy. Electrical energy can produce light and heat. All of these things are forms of energy. What exactly is energy? We know energy has many forms, but defining energy can be a little difficult.

  • A good place to start in talking about energy is to look at what energy can do. Energy is a measure of how much work something can produce. To scientists work means using a force-a push or a pull-to move an object. Energy is the ability to do work.

  • Energy is not a type of matter. Matter is something you can often touch or see-solids, liquids, gases. Energy may be thought of as the ability to move matter around.

  • We can describe energy by its source or by how it is carried. For example, the energy produced by a chemical reaction is called chemical energy.

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