Kinetic and Potential Energy

By Maria Vazquez

What is Kinetic Energy:  Is the energy of movement

Potential Energy-  Is the energy of objects that is not yet in use

Example: A roller coaster uses a motor to get on up the hill, And in the proses it is storing energy for later use called Potential Energy. Then you finally get on top of the hill and gravity pulls you down which increases your acceleration and velocity, this turn Potential Energy to Kinetic Energy.