Energy vocabulary words

Energy vocabulary words
Biomass energy:
- energy stored in the bodies of living things
examples : burning garbage, methane from
decomposition/landfills, burning waste products
Chemical energy
energy stored in molecules
Electrical energy
energy in the form of electrons moving through
a substance
Fossil fuels
fuels from animals and plants that lived millions
of years ago (fossils)
Examples are coal, natural gas, oil and
Geothermal energy
the heat contained in rock deep inside the Earth
a hot spring that shoots steam and hot water
into the air
Heat energy
energy in the form of moving molecules
Hydroelectric energy
the electrical energy made from moving water
Kinetic energy
energy that comes from movement
Light energy
energy in the form of moving waves of light