Energy is the ability to do work. Every time your body moves, you’re creating energy. This type of energy is called kinetic energy, or the energy of moving objects. There is also potential energy, or energy that is stored. These are the two main categories of energy. Some types of energy that fall into these categories include Elastic, Thermal, Motion or Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, and Gravitational.
As I mentioned before, Kinetic Energy is the energy of moving objects. Some types of energy that I listed above that fall into this category are Thermal, Motion, and electrical. Thermal energy is energy that comes from an object whose molecules are vibrating faster because of a rise in temperature, motion energy is energy stored in moving objects, and electrical is energy cause by moving electrical charges. These types of energy are all Kinetic energy because they have vibrating or moving molecules.
Potential energy is energy that is stored. Some types of energy that fall into this category include Elastic, Motion, Chemical, and Gravitational. Elastic energy is energy stored when there is a strain on it, Motion energy is energy stored in moving objects, chemical energy is energy stored in the bonds of chemical compounds, and gravitational energy is energy associated with gravity. All these types of energy fall into the Potential energy category because these types all are storing energy, rather than using it.
In conclusion, there are many types of energy, more than you probably thought. Each type of energy is probably included in all of our lives, whether we know it or not.