# Question: What are the energy transformations that take place in a slingshot?

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The stored energy is called potential energy. The farther the rubber bands are stretched, the more potential energy is stored. When the rubber bands are released, the potential energy that has been stored up is converted into kinetic energy, which causes motion. This is how your marshmallow slingshot works!

## What is the main energy transformation when a stretched slingshot releases a watermelon?

We know that when it’s released, the slingshot will give the watermelon kinetic energy. And because it raises the watermelon a height ℎ, it also gives that watermelon potential energy due to gravity.

## What energy transformations take place in a catapult?

Mechanical Energy

The projectile launched from the catapult will have both kinetic and potential energy during its flight. As it rises, some of its kinetic energy will be converted into potential energy. And as it falls, its potential energy will be converted to kinetic energy.

## Which type of energy conversion occurs at the moment fireworks explode?

Which type of energy conversion occurs at the moment fireworks explode? Chemical potential energy is converted into kinetic energy.

## What type of energy transformations take place in?

The first law of thermodynamics:

Scenario Energy conversions involved
Using a battery-powered flashlight Chemical energy to electrical energy (in the battery) Electrical energy to radiant energy (in the bulb)
An object speeding up as it falls Gravitational potential energy to kinetic energy

## Which type of energy is commonly referred to as kinetic energy?

Kinetic energy is the motion of waves, electrons, atoms, molecules, substances, and objects. Radiant energy is electromagnetic energy that travels in transverse waves. Radiant energy includes visible light, x-rays, gamma rays, and radio waves. Light is one type of radiant energy.

## What two things can you do to increase an object’s potential energy?

The heavier the object and the higher it is above the ground, the more gravitational potential energy it holds. Gravitational potential energy increases as weight and height increases. Potential energy is energy that is stored in an object or substance.

## What energy conversion takes place as an rubber band is shot from your fingers?

When the rubber band is released, the potential energy is quickly converted to kinetic (motion) energy.