Misconception EGM017:

A lighter object has more motion energy than a heavier object because lighter objects move faster than heavier objects (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

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EG079001

When comparing two runners with different amounts of motion energy, the only way to know which one weighs more is to also know how fast each is running.

34%