Misconception EGM016:

Objects that are falling do not have motion energy (Herrmann-Abell & DeBoer, 2010). For example, a dropped object doesn’t have motion energy because gravity is just pulling it down.

Items that test for misconception EGM016 in this key idea (Motion energy (kinetic energy) is a…)
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EG023002

Both a ball that is thrown and a ball that is dropped have motion energy while they are moving.

34%

Items that test for misconception EGM016 in other key ideas

EG023003

Both a ball that is thrown and a ball that is dropped have motion energy while they are moving.

23%

EG002003

For two pinecones falling at the same speed, the pinecone with more mass has more motion energy.

4%