Kinetic vs. potential energy worksheet

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  1. Name:_______________________________________ Period: _____ Date: _______ Unit 1: Energy Kinetic versus Potential Energy Practice Part 1: This graph shows a ball rolling from A to G. 1. Which letter shows the ball when it has the maximum kinetic NRG ? ________ 2. Which letter shows the ball when it has the maximum potential NRG ? _______ 3. Which letter shows the ball when it has the least potential NRG? _______ 4. Which letter shows the ball when it has the least kinetic NRG? ________ 5. Which letter shows the ball when it has just a little more kinetic NRG than A? _____ 6. Which letter shows the ball when it has just a little more potential NRG than letter C? ______ 7. Which letter shows the ball when it has just a little less potential energy than letter F? ______ 8. Which letter shows the ball when it has just a little more kinetic energy than letter G? ______ 9. Which letter shows the ball when it has just a little less kinetic energy than letter D? ______ 10. Which letter shows the ball when it has just a little less potential energy than letter C? _____ 11. Which sequence correctly shows an increase in potential energy? A. E, F, B, G B. B, F, E, C C. D, E, B, F D. A, G, F, C 12. Which sequence correctly shows an increase in kinetic energy? A. E, F, B, G B. B, F, E, C C. D, E, B, F D. A, G, F, C 13. Which sequence correctly shows an decrease in kinetic energy? A. E, F, B, G B. B, F, E, C C. D, E, B, F D. A, G, F, C 14. Which sequence correctly shows an decrease in potential energy? A. E, F, B, G B. B, F, E, C C. D, E, B, F D. A, G, F, C
  2. Part 2: Determine whether the objects in the problems have kinetic or potential energy. 1. You serve a volleyball with a mass of 2.1 kg. The ball leaves your hand with a speed of 30 m/s. The ball has __________________ energy. 2. A baby carriage is sitting at the top of a hill that is 21 m high. The carriage with the baby weighs 12 N. The carriage has _________________ energy. 3. A car is traveling with a velocity of 40 m/s and has a mass of 1120 kg. The car has _______________ energy. 4. A cinder block is sitting on a platform 20 m high. It weighs 79 N. The block has _______________ energy. 5. There is a bell at the top of a tower that is 45 m high. The bell weighs 190 N. The bell has ________________ energy. 6. A roller coaster is at the top of a 72 m hill and weighs 966 N. The coaster (at this moment) has ________________ energy.