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Connection #1 to Science - Mechanical Energy
Connection #2 to Science - Kinetic and Potential Energy
Kinetic and potential energy are two general types of energy. Potential energy is stored energy due to the position or chemical composition of it. The bins of food positioned above ground gives it potential energy. There are different forms of potential energy. One of them being energy that results from gravity. The height and the mass of the bins above ground cause how much potential energy it has because of gravity.
Kinetic energy is the energy an object has when it's in motion. Kinetic energy increases as mass increases. Kinetic energy also increases as speed accelerates. For example, when I was moving the bins of food, some of them probably had different amounts of kinetic energy due to the mass of them and the speed at which I was moving them at.
2. If we didn't have mechanical energy would we not be able to move things?
3. How much potential energy did the bins have before I moved them?
4. When we were moving the bins did we have exactly the same amount of energy as the bins?