Welcome to the BEST potential energy class ever!!
Did you know you have potential energy right now!
The washer has electric potential energy because it hasn't turned on yet or plugged in yet. There are five types of potential energy. Gravitational(roller coaster), elastic(bouncy ball), chemical(chocolate), electrical(washing machine), and magnetic(earth) potential energy.
On earth- the higher an objects position, relative to the ground, the more potential energy the object has. Both the glass beaker and microscope have 100% potential energy due to their position, and the fact that they are not moving.
If two or more chemicals come into contact with each other, old bonds are broken, and new bonds are formed. If chemicals don't bond together depending on what type charge and how strong it is can release different amounts of potential energy.
This train cart has 100% potential energy but when it starts traveling it will have kinetic energy and no potential energy.
So you know how when you hit a soccer ball and it starts rolling well thats because of the Law of Conservation of Energy (energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transferred or converted) when you come in contact with the ball the energy is transferred aka the reason why it rolls.