A measure of energy is the unit we use to
"measure" it. There are a number of forms you
may find energy in like fuel, food, fire, etc.
Energy is measured in different units by
different industries or countries. Scientists also
use different units to measure energy according to
what they are measuring.
For instance, if you want to measure energy
stored in food, you use the calorie, but if
you want to measure the energy you need to lift a
rock from the ground, you use the Joule.
You can also measure the energy that a
refrigerator consumes, then you use the Watt
I took the following units of energy from this
Atmosphere is the unit for measuring
Calorie is the unit for measuring how much
energy you get from food.
Joule is the unit for measuring work or energy.
Kilowatt-hour is the unit for measuring
electrical energy. The written abbreviation is kWh.
Newton is the unit for measuring force.
Photon is the unit of energy in the form of
Quantum is the unit used for measuring very
small amounts of energy.
Therm is the unit for measuring heat,
containing 100,000 British Thermal Units.
All units of energy can be converted to the
same unit of energy.
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