# What type of energy does a ball have before it is dropped?

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Lifting a ball into the air before dropping it gives it a type of energy called ‘potential energy’ – which means the ball has the potential to do some work. When you drop the ball, it gains ‘kinetic’ energy (the energy of motion) and loses its potential energy.

## What kind of energy is in a ball?

As the ball moves, it has a form of energy called kinetic energy. Kinetic energy is the energy an object has due to its motion.

## What is the kinetic energy of the ball just before it hits the ground?

Explanation: Right before it hits the ground, the initial potential energy and the final kinetic energy will equal each other due to conservation of energy. If we solve for initial potential, we can find final kinetic energy.

## What does ball of energy mean?

: a person of unusual energy, vitality, or drive.

## When a ball is dropped where does the energy go?

If you drop the basketball, the force of gravity pulls it down, and as the ball falls, its potential energy is converted to kinetic energy. As the ball gets closer to the ground, its potential energy decreases. But, the ball also speeds up, so its kinetic energy increases.

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## How much kinetic energy does a ball have?

Explain your answer. The ball would have 1.96 J of kinetic energy because by the time the ball reached the floor all of its potential energy would have been converted to kinetic energy.

## What is the kinetic energy of the ball as it strikes the floor?

As the ball falls, its potential energy is continuously converted into kinetic energy, plus a little bit of heat because of air resistance. When the ball strikes the floor, its kinetic energy is converted to elastic potential energy as it is flattened.

## What is a ball of fire called?

balls of fire

A highly energetic or dynamic person. Also called fireball.

## What is full energy?

Adjective. Having much high-spirited energy. spry. lightsome. sprightly.

## What does fiery ball stand for?

6 flammable or containing flammable gas. 7 (of a cricket pitch) making the ball bounce dangerously high.

## What happens when a ball drops?

When you drop the ball, gravity pulls it down and it picks up speed. It hits the ground and squashes at the moment of impact. As the squashed ball springs back to its original shape, it pushes on the floor and the floor pushes back. The force of the floor pushing against the ball throws the ball back up into the air.

## Which is a type of energy?

The different types of energy include thermal energy, radiant energy, chemical energy, nuclear energy, electrical energy, motion energy, sound energy, elastic energy and gravitational energy.