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Misconception NGM011:

Gravitational potential energy cannot be converted into thermal energy (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

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Gravitational potential energy is transformed into motion energy and thermal energy when coasting down a hill on a bicycle.



The thermal energy of a ball and a track increases the entire time the ball is rolling along the track because both the gravitational potential energy and the motion energy of the ball are converted into thermal energy.