# Potential energy vs Kinetic Energy

## Potential Energy

1. http://www.energy.govHas the potential to to do something
2. Doesn't move or try to move
3. Example a bird has the potential to fly but it doesn't
4. Like a person who doesn't try to do anything
5. Is stored energy
6. Is related to the position of the object

## Kinetic Energy

1. Uses stored energy to move
2. Moves and uses energy
3. Example a bird flying out of the nest
4. Like a student succeeding in school
5. http://www.energy.gov
6. It increases as the thing moves faster

## What's the difference between Potential and Kinetic energy

Kinetic energy is when something moves

Potential energy. when something doesn't move

## explaining the picture ⬆ above

Pt 1is potential energy because the boy isn't moving

Pt 2 and pt 3 is kinetic energy because the boy is moving

## The picture ⬆ above Explains itself

Pt a) is potential and pt b) is kinetic

## The photo above

The first picture is potential energy because she isn't moving and the second picture is kinetic energy because she is now high in the air