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When an object falls, gravitational potential energy is converted to kinetic energy. Kinetic energy is the energy that an object has due to its movement.
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20 March 2008

Classroom Ideas

Students could carry out a card sort in which various actions, situations or objects have to be matched to the types of energy they use or release and the transfers involved. This could lead into discussion of energy input, output and efficiency and how these are measured.

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