Mission WE4: Mechanical Energy

Mission WE4 pertains to the concept of mechanical energy and its relationship to kinetic and potential energy. The mission consists of 36 questions organized into 9 Question Groups. You must answer one question from each Question Group to complete the mission. The learning outcomes for this mission are ...

Learning Outcomes

  • The student should be able to define mechanical energy and relate it to the amount of kinetic energy and potential energy.
  • The student should be able to analyze a physical situation and identify whether the total mechanical energy of an object is increasing, decreasing or remaining constant.


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Getting Help

If you are not familiar with this topic, then you should first learn about the topic using our written Tutorial or our Video Tutorial:

The Physics Classroom - Work, Energy and Power Unit, Lesson 1, Part d


Video Tutorials:

Mechanical Energy



Question-Specific Help

Each Question Group has its own Help page with information specific to the question. You can access the Help page from within the mission by tapping on the Help Me! icon (textbook). For your convenience, links to those pages are provided below: