Potential and Kinetic

What's the difference between these energys?

What's the difference between potential and kinetic energy?

There are a couple of differences.kinetic energy is energy that moves. Potential energy is energy that stays still. These energys are very different. But are very helpful to build things in our community.:)


Kinetic example: kicking a soccer ball , stretching a rubber band , and punching something .

Potential example: your leg before you kick a ball, a car that is off, and a wheel that is not rolling.


Kinetic energy

  • Energy that moves
  • It possess the objects energy
Can harm or hurt things

Potential energy

  • Energy that doesn't move
  • Stores energy
  • Makes things stay still