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**Potential and Kinetic Energy**

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**I. Energy Energy: how much work something can do**

→ energy can change forms → measured in Nm=Joules, J

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II. Potential Energy A. Potential Energy: stored energy or “energy of position” B. Depends on: mass, gravity, height

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II. Potential Energy The person has more potential energy at the top of the stairs than at the bottom.

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II. Potential Energy Does an egg dropped from the 2nd or 3rd floor of a building have more potential energy?

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**II. Potential Energy PE = mgh C. Formula: Height (in meters)**

Mass (in kg) Acceleration of gravity (9.8 m/s2)

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II. Potential Energy D. Examples Ex1 If your egg drop device has a mass of 2 kg, how much potential energy does it hold at a height of 10 meters? PE = mgh PE = ? m = 2 kg g = 9.8 m/s2 h = 10 m PE = (2 kg)(9.8 m/s2)(10 m) = 196 J

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**III. Kinetic energy Kinetic Energy: energy of motion**

Depends on: mass, velocity

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III. Kinetic Energy Which has more kinetic energy, the regular car or the race car? The race car has more KE because it has a higher velocity.

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III. Kinetic Energy Which would hurt more, getting hit by a 15 foot wave or a 2 foot wave? The bigger wave would hurt more because even though they travel at the same speed, the bigger wave has more mass. Can you think of any more examples of kinetic energy?

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**III. Kinetic Energy KE = ½mv2 C. Formula Velocity (in m/s)**

Mass (in kg)

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**III. Kinetic Energy D. Examples**

Ex2 The bird has a mass of 2 kg. It is flying at a speed of 5 m/s. Find its kinetic energy. KE = ? m = 2 kg v = 5 m/s KE = ½mv2 KE = ½(2 kg)(5 m/s)2 = 25 J

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**Conservation of PE and KE**

PE + KE = PE + KE mgh + 0 = 0 + ½ mv2 gh = ½ v2 2gh = v2 √2gh = v

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Group Practice Write down 4 examples of potential energy, 4 examples of kinetic energy on the slips of paper Pass the slips to another group Place the slips you receive in the right category on your sheet When you’re done, get your Independent Practice

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Independent Practice Homework time!

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