Kinetic and Potential Energy

Kinetic Energy

The energy of a body or system with respect to the motion of the body or of the particles in the system. The kinetic energy of an object is relative to other moving and stationary objects in its immediate environment. Kinetic energy can be transferred from one moving object to another, say, in collisions.


*A rubber band shot from your finger

*Blowing wind


*A ball rolling down a hill

*A slinky going down stairs

*A bullet in the air

Potential Energy:

Potential Energy is the stored energy in an object or system because of its position or configuration. It is not relative to the environment of an object. Potential energy cannot be transferred.


*A ball sitting on top of a hill


*A glass of milk

*Gasoline in a can

*Sitting down

*A bullet in a gun

                                                       By: Alyssa Buffingtion

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