Rollercoaster of Energy

Alyson Johnson 6th period

Potential Energy

As a rollercoaster Climbs to the top of a hill its potential energy Grows and reaches the highest point when it is at rest at the top of the biggest hill


Kinetic energy

The kinetic energy begins to increase as it goes down the biggest hill (Drop) and reaches the peak at the bottom of the biggest hill (Drop)


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Conservation of energy

At the top of the hill, the roller coaster has the most potential energy. When it starts to go down another hill, it picks up speed. During the descent it is losing potential energy but at the same time gaining kinetic energy. This cycle of gaining/losing potential and kinetic energy is the conservation of energy of a roller coaster