ENERGY

Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, and Conservation of Energy

Definitions

Potential energy is stored energy.


Kinetic energy is energy that is in motion.

The conservation of energy is the fact that energy can not be created or destroyed.

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Examples

When Lucy is at the top of a hill waiting to drive down, she has potential energy. When she starts driving she and the car have kinetic energy. During this energy is not created or destroyed through the conservation of energy.



By Carson McCarter

1/7/14


6th period