Solar energy vs. potential energy!

It's the biggest war of the year!

Solar energy

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- provides light and heat for earth.

- energy that comes from the sun.

- green plants use this kind of energy during photosynthesis to make sugar!

Ex: solar panels

Ex: the sun shining

Potential energy

- energy that is stored but has the " potential " for motion.

- Ex: stretched rubber band because it can fly across the room, water behind a dam because it can fall down the dam.

-potential energy is an object that was going to go in motion but did not.

THE BATTLE!!!!!

Solar energy- Solar energy comes from the sun witch plants need to make food. Plants need the sun to make food,and they need to make food to make energy.we can use the sun to power some things in our homes.


Potential energy- the motion that has the potential to move but doesn't move. Ex: water behind a dam because it can fall down the dam.