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Put energy in motion with this easy experiment

Popsicle sticks aren’t just for summer treats. You can also use them to demonstrate kinetic energy and potential energy.

When you weave Popsicle sticks together in a certain way, you can create a chain reaction of flying Popsicle sticks. It might sound difficult, but it’s an easy — and fun — way to demonstrate how potential energy can be transformed into kinetic energy.

All you need for this experiment is Popsicle sticks. Gather some and then follow along with this video as we transform potential energy into kinetic energy.


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