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# Kinetic and Potential Energy Song

## Science Songs

Energy in motion is kinetic
Like a boulder rolling down a mountain
Energy that is waiting is potential
Like if that boulder is chilling, hasn’t yet rolled

The law of conservation of energy
Can’t create or destroy, only changing

Objects moving, it’s kinetic energy
It can transfer, one object to another
Objects standstill, the energy is potential
Like a car static on a hill, it’s staying still

And so kinetic, to calculate it
It’s one half times the mass times velocity squared
There are many types of energy in motion
Light, motion, radiant, thermal, and sound

Now here’s an example
A car and bicycle
Are traveling at the exact same speed

Now which has exceeding
kinetic energy?
The car because the most mass

Objects moving, it’s kinetic energy
It can transfer, one object to another
Objects standstill, the energy is potential
Like a car static on a hill, it’s staying still

Onto potential, gravitational
Energy from our Earth’s gravity type
You calculate it, with the equation
Mass times standard gravity times height

Now here’s an example
What is the potential
Of a 4 kg rock on a 10-meter cliff?
4 x 9.8 x 10 = 392 joules

Objects moving, it’s kinetic energy
It can transfer, one object to another
Objects standstill, the energy is potential
Like a car static on a hill, it’s staying still

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