Interesting Facts about Energy

1. Most types of energy are generally a form of kinetic energy or even potential energy.

2. Common examples include heat energy, elastic potential energy, chemical energy, sound energy, nuclear energy, geothermal energy as well as gravitational potential energy.

3. Kinetic energy means energy an object has due to its movement. A car in motion provides kinetic energy, as does any basketball whenever you pass or even shoot it.

4. Energy could be transformed in one form to a different. In lightning, electric potential energy converts into light, heat as well as sound energy.

5. The law of conservation of energy states which energy is only able to be transformed, it can’t be created or even destroyed.

6. You may have heard about Albert Einstein’s famous formula E = mc˛ (energy equals mass multiplied through the speed of light squared).


Interesting Facts about Energy7. Food contains chemical energy which is used by living organisms including animals to cultivate and reproduce. Food energy is usually measured in calories or joules.

8. The USA's Mojave Desert is home to the world's largest solar power plant. More solar power facts.

9. The 3 Gorges Dam in China will be the world's largest hydroelectric power station. More hydropower facts.

10. Plants utilize energy from sunlight

Interesting Facts about Light Energy

1.) Light is actually both a particle and a wave, it consists of photons that are particles that exhibit wave-like behavior

2) Light is radio waves

3) Light travels fast (almost 300,000,000 meters {per second)

4) Light travels with a constant speed

5) Light can easily refract, i.e. the wavelength changes whenever it moves between different media and also the direction therefore changes

6) Visible light consists of many different color lights, which range from about 400-700 nm in wavelength.

7) Absolutely nothing can travel faster compared to light

8) Different color light provides different wavelengths

9) Light is a type of energy

10) Plants require light to create energy via photosynthesis} photosynthesis

Interesting Facts about Energy Conservation

1. Only 10% of energy inside a light bulb can be used to produce light. 90 % of a light bulb’s energy creates heat. Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), alternatively, use about 80% less electricity compared to conventional bulbs and last approximately 12 times as long’s

2. Refrigerators within the U.S. consume comparable energy as 25 large power plants generate each year’s

3. There are two basic categories of energy: renewable energy (biomass, geothermal, solar, water, and wind power) as well as nonrenewable (fossil fuels coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear). Three quarters from the world’s energy is generated through burning fossil fuels’

4. Sunlight energy Humans possess harnessed solar energy since ancient times

Enough sunlight reaches the earth’s surface each minute to fulfill the world’s energy demands—for a complete year.d

5. The amount of energy Americans make use of doubles every 20 years’

From 2008 to 2030, world energy consumption is expected to improve more than 55%.g

6. The world’s biggest electrical outage occurred on August 14, 2004, whenever a massive power outage occurred over the northeastern U.S. and also throughout Ontario, Canada, affecting 50 million people.

7. Ten countries produce 2/3 with the world's natural gas and hold comparable percentage of known reserves’

8. The United States produces more nuclear-generated electricity than any other country, nearly 1/3 with the world’s total. The second biggest producer will be France, which generates greater than 3/4 of the electricity inside nuclear reactors