The other day we were playing in my mother-in-law’s backyard when LittleMan grabbed a bunch of balls from the garage and threw them up onto the trampoline to bounce with him.
I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to point out to him the visual of potential energy and kinetic energy.
When he was still on the trampoline, and not bouncing nor walking about, the balls were still. They held the potential for movement but were not currently in movement.
When he bounced on the trampoline, or even just walked about the edge, the balls moved. They were showing energy in motion, or kinetic energy.
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