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Physics for Kids: Potential Energy

Potential Energy

Potential Energy. (n.d.). Ducksters.

Potential energy is the stored energy an object has because of its position or state. A bicycle on top of a hill, a book held over your head, and a stretched spring all have potential energy. Potential energy is stored energy while kinetic energy is the energy of motion. When potential energy is used it is converted into kinetic energy. You can think of potential energy as kinetic energy waiting to happen. To continue reading, follow the link above.