Potential Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples


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A rubber band and a spring are examples of what type of potential energy?

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1. Batteries are an example of _____ energy.

2. What is the opposite of potential energy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Potential energy is stored energy. This quiz contains questions about three types of potential energy, as well as examples of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz covers the following concepts:

  • What the opposite of potential energy is
  • Elastic potential energy
  • Gravitational potential energy
  • What types of potential energy a rubber band and a battery are examples of

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the related lesson on potential energy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the types of potential energy and identify them in different situations
  • Information recall - remember what you learned about examples of various types of potential energy
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as elastic potential energy and gravitational potential energy

Additional Learning

If you are interested in learning more about potential energy, the lesson titled Potential Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples is a handy resource. There you will find out about:

  • What potential energy is
  • More examples of potential energy, like shaking a bottle of soda
  • How food is an example of potential energy
  • What kinetic energy is