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Energy by Mind Map: Energy

1. Potential

1.1. energy that is stored as a result of position or shape

1.1.1. static energy now, kinetic energy later holding a book in the air; plucking a cello string

2. Kinetic

2.1. energy of motion

2.1.1. energy where an object is in motion a rock rolling; a leaf blown to the ground

3. Mechanical

3.1. energy associated with the motion and position of everyday objects

3.1.1. energy of motion and position trains moving; ball bouncing

4. Thermal

4.1. total potential and kinetic energy related to the motion of all the microscopic particles in an object

4.1.1. energy of the motion of an object's particles molten metal; roasting marshmallows

5. Chemical

5.1. energy stored in chemical bonds

5.1.1. potential energy kept in chemical bonds burning wood; cars using gasoline

6. Electrical

6.1. energy associated with electric charges

6.1.1. energy created with charges batteries; lightning

7. Electromagnetic

7.1. energy that travels through space in the form of waves

7.1.1. energy traveling as a wave visible light; X-rays

8. Nuclear

8.1. energy stored in atomic nuclei

8.1.1. potential energy in a nucleus heat and light of sun; electricity generated