Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy

By:Ciera Stewart

Kinetic Energy

*The kinetic energy of an object is the energy it possesses because of its motion.

*All moving things have kinetic energy.

*Kinetic energy is like a rollercoster going up the hill

* Ex:lawnmower,Ball going down a hill,Rollercoster,As an arrow on an bow an arrow is let go.


Potential Energy

*Potential Energy is energy stored in an object


*Potential energy is that energy which an object has because of its position.

* It is called potential energy because it has the potential to be converted into other forms of energy.

*Potential Energy is stored energy.

* Ex:Water Sitting in an lake,Rollercoaster sitting at the top of the hill,Water behind a dam,A car parked at the top of a hill.