Kinetic and Potential Energy

Kinetic Energy In Car Crashes

Kinetic Energy is the energy of motion. As a car crashes into another vehicle the energy from the moving vehicle is transferred into the non moving vehicle or the vehicle that is going the slower speed.

Potential Energy In Cars

Potential Energy

Potential Energy in cars is almost the same as it is in a rock. For example, if a car is sitting at the top of a hill it has potential energy because it could potentially roll forwards. But in Kinetic energy it is already moving.