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Potential & Kinetic Energy

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Difference between potential and kinetic energy.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      A car at the top of a hill

    • B. 

      A car speeding down the hill

    • C. 

      A person at the top of a hill

  • 2. 
    Kinetic and potential energy both relate to:
    • A. 

      Heat

    • B. 

      Light

    • C. 

      Motion

  • 3. 
    What is potential energy?
    • A. 

      The energy an object has due to its motion

    • B. 

      The stored energy of an object due to its position or condition

    • C. 

      The energy an object might have if it existed

  • 4. 
    What is kinetic energy?
    • A. 

      The energy an object has due to its motion

    • B. 

      The stored energy of an object due to its position or condition

    • C. 

      The energy an object might have if it existed

  • 5. 
    What is an example of kinetic energy at work?
    • A. 

      A ball lodged in a tree

    • B. 

      A frisbee flying through the air

    • C. 

      A car in the garage

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      The weight and volume of an object

    • B. 

      The buoyancy of an object

    • C. 

      The mass and speed of an object

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      A car driving down a hill

    • B. 

      A person running down a hill

    • C. 

      A ball rolling down a hill

  • 8. 
    What has the least kinetic energy?
    • A. 

      A car

    • B. 

      A satellite orbiting in space

    • C. 

      An object that is not moving

  • 9. 
    When is kinetic energy transferred from one object to another?
    • A. 

      When those objects pass one another

    • B. 

      When those objects are in two places

    • C. 

      When those objects collide

  • 10. 
    Can you create or destroy energy?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Only if you are really strong