Energy cannot be created or destroyed but it can be transferred, dissipated or stored in different ways.
What is the name of the energy stored by a moving object?
Elastic potential energy
Gravitational potential energy
Where might elastic potential energy be stored?
In a stretched catapult
In a catapult stored in a cupboard
In a candle
Which of the following is a form of energy?
Which statement best summarises the Principle of Conservation of Energy?
Total energy is constant
Total momentum is constant
Total charge is constant
Which statement about energy is true?
Energy can be created
Energy can be destroyed
Energy can pass through a vacuum
What is the main energy transfer for an apple falling from a tree?
Kinetic energy → elastic potential energy
Chemical energy → gravitational potential energy
Gravitational potential energy → kinetic energy
What is the main energy transfer for a long-distance runner?
Kinetic energy → chemical energy
Chemical energy → kinetic energy
What is the main energy transfer for a microphone?
Sound energy → sound energy
Sound energy → electrical energy
Electrical energy → sound energy
What is heat energy stored as?
The total kinetic and potential energy of the particles in an object