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I need 5-10 examples of potential and kinetic energy. Mind if you help me?

Hi Lisa
Lets look at the definitions here first
Potential energy is the energy that an object has because of its position O rbecaus eof its chemical nature while kenetic energy I energy of motion
So here are some examples

   Water at top of a dam          Water flowing over dam
   Car sitting at top of a hill          Car rolling down hill
   Gasoline          Gasoline burning
   Stretched rubber band          Released rubber band
   You cereal in a bowl          Your cereal getting digested in your stomach

 See if you can think of some more examples Lisa so I will know that you understand  

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