# 6th Grade Science : Physical Science

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Physical Science

What type of energy is in motion?

Neither choice is correct

Kinetic Energy

Both choices are correct

Potential Energy

Kinetic Energy

Explanation:

There are two types of energy: potential and kinetic.

Potential energy is stored energy.

Kinetic energy is energy that is in motion.

The correct answer is kinetic energy.

### Example Question #2 : Physical Science

What type of energy is stored?

Both choices are correct

Potential Energy

Kinetic Energy

Neither choice is correct

Potential Energy

Explanation:

There are two types of energy: potential and kinetic.

Potential energy is stored energy.

Kinetic energy is energy that is in motion.

The correct answer is potential energy.

### Example Question #3 : Physical Science

Select the example of kinetic energy.

A frisbee before it is thrown

A flowing river

A stretched rubber band

The wheels on a car not being driven

A flowing river

Explanation:

There are two types of energy: potential and kinetic.

Potential energy is stored energy.

Kinetic energy is energy that is in motion.

We are looking for the option that is in motion:

A stretched rubber band is not in motion; thus, this is not the correct answer.

The wheels on a car that isn't being driven are not in motion; thus, this is not the correct answer.

A frisbee before it is thrown is not in motion; thus, this is not the correct answer.

A flowing river is in motion; thus, this is the correct answer.

### Example Question #4 : Physical Science

Select the example of potential energy.

A stretched rubber band

An insect flying

A baseball thrown by a pitcher

A car driving down the road

A stretched rubber band

Explanation:

There are two types of energy: potential and kinetic.

Potential energy is stored energy.

Kinetic energy is energy that is in motion.

We are looking for the option that is not in motion:

A baseball being thrown is in motion; thus, this is not the correct answer.

An insect flying is in motion; thus, this is not the correct answer.

A car driving down the road is in motion; thus this is not the correct answer.

A stretched rubber band is not moving, it's in waiting. Once a stretched rubber band is let go, it will likely fly across the room. But as it's just stretched, it has potential energy.