Hit the gym to learn about the different forms of energy involved in a game of basketball and witness real-life energy transformations on the court.
Energy is the ability or capacity to do work. Energy makes change possible. It is the power or ability to make things happen.
Bouncing a basketball involves many forms of energy and transformations.
Food provides our bodies with chemical energy to power our muscles. The movement in our arm (kinetic energy) is transferred to the ball, which moves towards the ground with energy from our arm and from the gravitational energy stored in the ball when it’s held at height.
Sound energy is produced by the vibrations of the ball hitting the ground.
Elastic energy in the ball gives it kinetic energy, moving it away from the floor.