KE And GPE Worksheet

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Determine whether the objects in the following problems have KE or GPE. Choose the correct formula to find the answer:
KE = ½ m v2     OR     GPE = G m h     OR     GPE = (weight) (height)

  1. You serve a volleyball with a mass of 2.1 kg. The ball leaves your hand with a speed of 30 m/s.
    The ball has ____ Joules of _______ energy.
  2. A baby carriage is sitting at the top of a hill that is 21 m high. The carriage with the baby weighs 12 N.
    The carriage has ____ Joules of _______ energy.
  3. A car is traveling with a velocity of 40 m/s and has a mass of 1120 kg.
    The car has ____ Joules of _______ energy.
  4. A cinder block is sitting on a platform 20 m high. It weighs 79 N.
    The block has ____ Joules of _______ energy.
  5. There is a bell at the top of a tower that is 45 m high. The bell weighs 190 N.
    The bell has ____ Joules of _______ energy.
  6. A roller coaster is at the top of a 72 m hill and weighs 966 N.
    The coaster (at this moment) has ____ Joules of _______ energy.