Potential Energy & Kinetic Energy Nov 5, 2013 Notes
-Potential Energy is stored energy -Kinetic Energy is energy in motion
Examples of potential energy: • Bow and Arrow pulled back • Pulling back a rubber band • Batteries have stored energy (potential) as you use the battery, the potential energy is decreasing.
Examples of kinetic energy: • Ball being thrown • Pouring out water
Potential & Kinetic Energy on a Roller Coaster Potential is the greatest here! Kinetic is the greatest here!
Good Ways to Investigate Potential & Kinetic Energy • Roller Coaster • Setting up a ramp with a log, ruler, book, wooden board, etc. • Hills, mountains Water slide