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Kinetic Energy

What does kinetic energy help us do? Well...everything! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby discuss why kinetic energy is important. You’ll see how this type of energy plays a part in everything from running a race to typing on a computer. Find out how kinetic energy and potential energy both relate to motion, plus the difference between the two. You’ll learn about the role that mass and speed play in an object’s amount of kinetic energy. Plus, you’ll discover how kinetic energy can be transferred in different ways, like in a collision or domino effect, as well as how it can be transformed into electricity! We promise, this movie will really move you!

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Kinetic energy: what is it?

What does “kinetic” mean?

What is the kinetic energy of a 180-gram tomato whizzing through the air toward a bad performer at 20 kilometers per hour?