Misconception EGM016:

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

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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%