WONDER #1239: How Do Roller Coasters Work?

Question 1 of 3

<p class=\"FreeForm\">The type of energy that results from a roller coaster’s position at the top of a hill is called what?</p>

  1. potential
  2. kinetic
  3. acceleration
  4. gravitational

Question 2 of 3

<p class=\"FreeForm\">As a roller coaster descends the first big hill, gravity causes it to accelerate, converting potential energy into what type of energy?</p>

  1. potential
  2. kinetic
  3. nuclear
  4. centripetal

Question 3 of 3

<p class=\"FreeForm\">An object in motion will stay in motion until acted upon by an equal but opposite force describes what phenomenon?</p>

  1. potential energy
  2. acceleration
  3. centripetal force
  4. inertia

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