Created by: Faith Cohen EnergyPotential & Kinetic
Energy is the ability to do work or cause a change in direction, speed, shape or temperature of an object.
Energy comes in many forms: • Electrical • Chemical • Sound • Thermal • Nuclear • Mechanical • Gravitational
Potential: • While work is waiting to be done, when there is potential for work to be performed, we call it potential energy.
An object can store energy: • By lifting it up: Gravitational Potential Energy • By stretching or squashing it: Elastic Potential Energy
An object can increase its potential energy: • Increase the object’s weight. • Increase the height an object is raised to.
Kinetic Energy is the energy of motion (movement). Moving objects have energy: When work is actually being done we call it kinetic energy.
Kinetic Energy is measured by how much work is done to change an object’s motion. Mass and velocity both affect kinetic energy. Higher Velocity = Higher Kinetic Energy
Potential Energy Kinetic Energy
Assignment: Create a mind map all about kinetic and potential energy. You must include at least 5 pictures for each type of energy.