Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Potential and kinetic energy

Goal: generating ideas


Did you know that there is two types of energy? One is called potential and the other is kinetic energy.

A Newtons cradle shows these two types of energy. If you lift one of the balls up it is showing potential energy. You can not see this energy until it is transformed into kinetic. If you let it go it will show kinetic energy.



Did you know that there is two types of energy? One is called potential and the other is kinetic energy. Potential energy is stored energy that is ready to be used. Kinetic energy is moving energy like a ball being rolled down a hill. Now I'm going to tell you about them.


For example , a Newtons cradle shows these two types of energy. If you lift one of the balls up it is showing potential energy. You cannot see this energy until it is transformed into kinetic. If you let it go it will start moving and show kinetic energy.

There is always a opposite and equal reaction from every action, so the kinetic energy will run through the balls and it will cause an opposite reaction at the other side.

1 comment:

  1. I like how it was very good in detail, but, since there are different drafts of the post on the same post it didn't really make sense to me at the start maeby you could put those other ones in to another post :D

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