Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kinetic and Potential energy

In order for us to begin learning about roller coasters we need to understand the basics of physics. Potential and kinetic energy are hugely important in the success of roller coasters. Room ten participated in an activity involving marbles and different heights - looking at the relationship between potential and kinetic energy. Potential energy is when someting is not moving but is storing its (potential) energy. Kinetic energy is speed energy (movement). check out the links under the inquiry heading on the left hand side of the blog for more.



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2 comments:

  1. Kinetic energy is when something moves and potential energy is whensomething is getting ready to move but is not moving for exsample a rocket,when it sits there it has potential energy but when the engine starts and the rocket fual comes out and it starts moving up thats kinetic energy.

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  2. Kinetic energy is when something moves and potential energy is when something is getting ready to move but is not moving for exsample a rocket,when it sits there it has potential energy but when the engine starts and the rocket fual comes out and it starts moving up thats kinetic energy.

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