2 Types of Energy There are many types of energy including: Kinetic PotentialMechanicalHeatLightSoundElectricalChemicalNuclearMagneticElastic
3 Law of Conservation of Energy The Law of conservation of energy says that energy is never gained or lost, it just changes form.
4 Energy conversionAny type of energy can be changed into any other type of energy if you have the right tools.
5 Light energy to chemical energy Plants use chloroplasts to turn light energy into chemical energy
6 Chemical energy to mechanical energy We use mitochondria in our cells to convert chemical energy into mechanical energy
7 Other types of energy conversion Radios convert electromagnetic energy (light energy) to sound energy.Cell phones can convert sound to light or light to soundSpecialized floor tiles can convert kinetic energy from footsteps into electrical energy. (Pavegen page)
8 Electricity generation Our world today runs on electric energy. We have developed many ways to convert other types of energy into electricity:Fossil fuelsSolar powerWind powerNuclear powerGeothermal powerHydroelectric power
9 Heat energy to electrical energy Heated water can form steam which can be used to spin a turbine (kinetic energy), which then produces electricity (electrical energy), which can then be used to light your house (light energy), spin your fan (kinetic energy,) heat your oven (heat energy) etc…