WONDER #1477: Why Do Belly Flops Hurt?

Question 1 of 3

When you land flat on your face and stomach when diving into water, it’s called a what?

  1. swan dive
  2. cannonball
  3. belly flop
  4. high dive

Question 2 of 3

Energy of motion is called what?

  1. potential energy
  2. kinetic energy
  3. solar energy
  4. wind energy

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is NOT an example of what kinetic energy might be converted into during a belly flop?

  1. slapping sound
  2. heat on your skin
  3. waves and splashing water
  4. nuclear fission

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