Examples of kinetic energy conversion please :)

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  1. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    My daughter has driven me nuts with this all night, it's homework. I can't complete the list of 20 examples. I'm stoopid sad

    Oh and not that she is but her teacher teaches by rote. The kids don't get to explore or discover. They just get these 'go find me' lists.

    In advance of anyone helping thank you smile

  2. Misha profile image67
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    You drive into a concrete wall - you get smashed smile

    1. frogdropping profile image84
      frogdroppingposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol Misha! That's a given. Banging into things equals pain. Lots of pain smile

  3. Sufidreamer profile image81
    Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago

    hehe - I was really bad at physics, so don't beat me up if these are wrong.

    I seem to remember that brakes convert kinetic energy into heat via friction.

    Turbines convert kinetic energy into electrical or mechanical energy.

    That is my schoolboy physics exhausted, I am afraid

    EDIT: Misha is here! He knows about engineery type things big_smile

  4. White Teeth profile image60
    White Teethposted 7 years ago

    Drumsticks hitting drums – conversion to sound

    Wind turbine – conversion to electricity

    Friction / rubbing sticks together – conversion to heat

    Ball thrown up in air – conversion to potential energy then back to kinetic energy on the way down

    Particle accelerator – conversion to matter

  5. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

    Kinetic energy converts to mechanical energy in a turbine setup.

    In a gasoline engine, kinetic energy in the expanding gas fumes converts to the mechanical, linear movement of pistons in the engine that turn the crankshaft.

    Potential energy is easier to think of :

    Draw your foot back by bending the knee (potential) and kick the student that does not look things up (kinetic). Of course, we don't kick students, do we - not in physics classes...

  6. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

    How about pushing an old push-mower to turn the blades to cut grass - kinetic to mechanical.

    Rubbing your wet hands together to evaporate the water into the air - Kinetic coverts into heat.

  7. someonewhoknows profile image73
    someonewhoknowsposted 7 years ago

    Did you know that the latest way to dry your hands uses kinetic energy from moving air quickly through a  vortex that swirls the air in such a way that it heats up through compressing the air before it comes out to dry your hands instead of using a heating element to geat the air.

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years agoin reply to this


  8. Haunty profile image79
    Hauntyposted 7 years ago

    This gadget: http://www.gizmag.com/npower-peg-charge … ics/14957/
    See the related articles too.


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