Potential and Kinetic Energy Experiments

Science Interpreter Stephen shows us a simple experiment you can do at home that teaches us about kinetic energy.

You will find out that some materials are elastic, which means that they store energy when a force is applied to change their shape. Elastic materials release stored energy when that force is removed. Stored energy is called potential energy, which becomes kinetic energy when an elastic material starts to move.  

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