Item RG048002: A weight will have more energy when it is 6 feet above the ground than when it is 3 feet above the ground because the higher an object is the more energy it has.

A weightlifter is practicing in a gym. He bends down to pick up a weight and then lifts it over his head.

When will the weight have more energy and why?

  1. The weight will have more energy when it is 3 feet above the ground because the lower an object is the more energy it has.
  2. The weight will have more energy when it is 6 feet above the ground because the higher an object is the more energy it has.
  3. The weight will have the same amount of energy when it is 3 feet or 6 feet above the ground because the amount of energy an object has does not depend on how high it is above the ground.
  4. The weight will not have any energy no matter how high it is above the ground because objects don’t have energy, only people do.