What about a theme park, an auto shop, and a rubber band?
What does a car lot, a park, and a pot of soup have in common?
Well, a car lot is filled with cars. Cars use mechanical energy, which is a type of kinetic energy.
Most parks are well lit with lots of sunshine, and light is called solar energy, which is another type of kinetic energy. A pot of soup gives of thermal energy, which is another type of, you guessed it- kinetic energy.
Many rides at a themepark use gravatational energy. On a rollercoaster, when you are at the highest point about to go down you have the max amount of potental energy.
Most tune-up shops have gas cans. That gas is put inside cars, which burn it up in order to obtain chemical energy, wich is another type of potental energy. Pulling back a rubber band as far as it will go is called elastic energy, which is yet another form of potental energy.
As you can see, many things can be tied together because of kinetic and potental energy.
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