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ACIDS, BASES, AND SOLUTIONS - Describing Acids and Bases
ACIDS, BASES, AND SOLUTIONS - Acids and Bases in Solution
ACIDS, BASES, AND SOLUTIONS - Concentration and Solubility
ACIDS, BASES, AND SOLUTIONS - Understanding Solutions
ATOMS AND BONDING - Atoms, Bonding, and the Periodic Table
ATOMS AND BONDING - Covalent Bonds
ATOMS AND BONDING - Elements and Atoms
ATOMS AND BONDING - Ionic Bonds
CHEMICAL REACTIONS - Controlling Chemical Reactions
CHEMICAL REACTIONS - Describing Chemical Reactions
CHEMICAL REACTIONS - Observing Chemical Change
ELEMENTS AND THE PERIODIC TABLE - Introduction to Atoms
ELEMENTS AND THE PERIODIC TABLE - Metals
ELEMENTS AND THE PERIODIC TABLE - Nonmetals and Metalloids
ELEMENTS AND THE PERIODIC TABLE - Organizing the Elements
ENERGY - Energy and Fossil Fuels
ENERGY - Energy Transformations and Conservation
ENERGY - Forms of Energy
ENERGY - What is Energy?
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INTRODUCTION TO MATTER - Energy and Matter
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Energy and Matter
2. Forms of Energy
3. Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy
4. Chemical Energy
5. Electromagnetic Energy
6. Electric Energy
7. Transforming Energy
8. Toondoo Examples
9. Xtranormal Videos
10. Work Cited
Introduction to Energy and Matter
What is energy? When do you know when you have it? When you're sleeping in bed are you using energy? Everything has energy even though it doesn't seem like it. Energy and matter can't be created or destroyed (Fleisher). It can only change its form.
Forms of Energy
Firstly, what is energy and where can you find? Well, energy is the ability to do work. We can't see, touch, and weigh energy (Energy and work). Energy is all around you. Everything in the world has energy. You may think that energy is just when you run or do something that exhausting, but you would be wrong. Everything you do requires energy. You can't move or basically do anything without energy (Energy and work). There are many different kinds of energy. There are kinetic, potential, chemical, electrical, electromagnetic, thermal, and a lot more different forms of energy. They all are energy, but just in different forms.
Kinetic and Potential Energy
Earlier I mentioned about different types of energy and how they have different forms. Well, two examples is kinetic and potential energy. Kinetic energy is energy in matter that is in motion (G., Miller, and V. 30-33). An example of kinetic energy is when someone is playing bowling and is rolling the bowling ball towards the pins. Potential energy is the energy an object has because of its position (G., Miller, and V. 30-33). An example of a potential energy is when a bike is at the top of the hill. It won't do anything yet, but it has stored energy which can transform into kinetic energy as it goes down the hill.
There are a lot of different forms of energy. Another form of energy is chemical energy. Chemical energy is when bonds are broken down and new bonds form (G., Miller, and V. 30-33). An example of chemical energy is a lit candle on your birthday cake. The fire on the candle is turning the solid wax to a liquid wax. The fire changed its form from solid to liquid. The bonds of the candle were broken down to form a new bond which was the liquid wax.
Another form of energy is electromagnetic energy. Electromagnetic energy is energy that travels through space as waves (G., Miller, and V. 30-33). A really good example is the sunlight from the sun. The sunlight travel from the sun all the way to earth as waves. It can change the temperature and basically anything on earth just by heating it up and burning it. Electromagnetic energy can give off physical and chemical changes. An example of a physical change is when you are microwaving a frozen chicken into a nice, tasty meal. A example of a chemical change is like the light from a camp fire.
Our final energy that we are going to present is Electrical energy. Electrical energy is energy of electrically charged particles moving from one place to another (G., Miller, and V. 30-33). Examples of electrical energy is televisions, game consoles, cell phones, and more. All these items have electrically charged particles moving from one place to another. That's how we can watch a interview on the other side of the earth
Transforming energy is just how it sounds like. Energy have different forms, but they can transform into one another. For example one of the most important energy transformation is photosynthesis. The plant take electromagnetic energy from the sunlight and transform it chemical energy to make food. There is no order in energy transformation, any form of energy can transform
into any different form of energy.
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Matter and Energy
. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2002.
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