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# Potential Energy

## Objects can store kinetic energy based on their height from a surface, springs can store energy by being compressed or stretched.

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## Potential Energy

In this lesson, students will learn about different kinds of potential energy.

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## Potential Energy

Explains potential energy.

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• Interactive Simulations

## Trampoline

Learn about the exchange of different types of potential energy and kinetic energy as a boy bounces on a trampoline.

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• Interactive Simulations

## Roller Coaster

Learn about the conservation of energy in the context of a roller coaster.

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• Interactive Simulations

## Ski Jump

Learn about the conservation of energy in the context of a ski jump.

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• Practice
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## Potential Energy Quiz - PPB

Calculations involving gravitational and spring potential energy and the change in each.

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## Potential Energy Quiz

Reviews the definition of potential energy, conversions between potential and kinetic energy, and calculations involving potential energy and gravitation.

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• Critical Thinking

## Potential Energy Discussion Questions

A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Potential Energy.

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## Potential Energy

This is an activity for students to complete while reading the Potential Energy Concept

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• Real World Application

## Trebuchet

Discover the physics behind trebuchets and catapults.

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• Real World Application

## The World's Fastest Roller Coaster

Learn about the world's fastest roller coaster.

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• Real World Application

## The Bowling Ball Pendulum

Explore the most dangerous way to learn about the conservation of energy.

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• Study Guide