7 | Transformation of Energy

Transformation of Energy

  • Energy can change forms.
  • The conversion of energy from one form into another is known as energy transformation.
  • Energy transformation, therefore, involves a change in the type of energy.
  • Example 1
  • When an archer shoots an arrow, elastic potential energy in the bow is transformed into mechanical energy in the arrow.
  • Example 2
  • A heating element transforms electrical energy into thermal energy (heat).
  • Example 3
  • Plants transform light energy into chemical energy during the process of photosynthesis.
  • We will look at energy transformation in more detail in a following lesson.


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Energy transformation is the conversion of energy from one form into another.

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