Potnetial & Kinetic Energy

Potential Energy

Energy of objects that not is yet in use or stored energy.

Example- gasoline has energy waiting to combust and release energy

In the picture below the car is stationary.  It has potential energy.  If you would start the engine it would and have kinetic energy.

Kinetic Energy

Energy in movement.

Example- a rolling rock

In this video you see the roller coaster moving.  It has kinetic energy.  It builds energy making it go faster.

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