Energy is the ability to do work and it comes in many different forms: heat, light, motion, electrical,chemical, nuclear energy and gravitational. We use energy for everything we do, from runnig, to baking a cake or for something as amazing as sending astronauts into space.
There are two types of energy, stored and working. For example, the food you eat contains chemical energy, and your body stores this energy until you use it when you work or play.When we think or read or write, we are also doing work. Many times it's really hard work! When we use electricity in our home, the electrical power was probably generated by burning coal or wood, by a nuclear reaction, or by a hydroelectric plant at a dam. Therefore, coal, wood, nuclear and hydro are called energy sources.
Minnie-ism for today:
"Energy can be bought and sold, used and wasted; I never waste my energy, although I do prefer it in capsule form as often as I can get it, and if not… then liquid form works well too."
Energy waste and the greenhouse effect is on everyones mind today. The Ozone layer is being destroyed and global temperatures are increasing. Scary, yet odd enough, not so far from "Chicken Littles" thoughts on the sky falling.
We recycle, use enery efficient lightbulbs,we are conscience about turning off lights and other electrical things, we leave our thermostats turned low, and we don't waste warm water. Yes believe it or not, I did spend some time as a teacher. What are some of the things you do to save energy? Do you even think about it? Don't let energy be wasted on you. It certainly is not wasted on me.