Physics > Types of Energy
The table below shows different types of energy and a description of its properties.
||Energy in magnets and electromagnets
||Energy in moving objects. This can be demonstrated using the Airtrack apparatus
||Also called thermal energy, this is the energy in flames or heat sources
||Also called radiant energy, this comes from anything that is luminous such as a candle or electrical filament
||This is the energy stored in raised objects, the higher the object, the greater the GPE.
||This is the energy stored in batteries, food or fuels that get converted into another form of energy.
||This energy is released by vibrating objects such as musical instruments.
||This is the energy contained in moving or static electrical charges.
||This energy is stored in stretched or squashed objects such as rubber bands.
||Nuclear energy is stored in the nuclei of atoms and can be released in power stations.