Kinetic and Potential Energy

Kinetic energy is energy that is in motion, so kinetic is found in anything that is in motion. This is a video that will hopefully explain to you what kinetic energy is.

This is another potato that represents kinetic energy...

...and this one.

Potential energy is energy that is being stored, or not doing anything yet. This next video will represent potential energy.

You see, this potato could be flying, rolling off into the sunset, or fighting with a cat. But all of the potato's energy is currently being stored. Therefore, it's potential energy.

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