# What type of energy does the basketball have when moving towards the ground?

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## Does a basketball have energy?

When a basketball bounces, it has two different types of energy: kinetic and potential. … For example, when you hold a basketball at waist level, it has some potential energy. If you drop the basketball, the force of gravity pulls it down, and as the ball falls its potential energy is converted to kinetic energy.

## What is the kinetic energy of an object when it hits the ground?

Explanation. When an object falls freely towards the ground, its potential energy decreases, and kinetic energy increases; as the object touches the ground, all its potential energy becomes kinetic energy. As the object hits the hard ground, all its kinetic energy becomes heat energy and sound energy.

## What is the kinetic energy of a ball when it stops moving?

A ball thrown on the terrace of a building aquires potential energy which is converted from kinetic energy that was initially into the ball at the moment of throw. we can say that when an object stops moving it’s kinetic energy changes into other form of energy but never gets destroyed.