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Name: Period: Subject: Date: Unit 2: Energy Conservation and Transfer in Devices Unit 2 Note-Guide #3 – Gravitational Potential Energy What is Gravity? (Describe in your own words and share with class) Instruction Potential Energy is Energy that is stored and waiting to happen. We have discussed __________ Potential Energy. Now, we will look at Gravitational Potential Energy. Gravitational Potential Energy is the energy an object has due to its mass and height above ground. The equation for gravitational potential energy is GPE = mgh, m is the mass in kilograms (kg) g is the acceleration due to gravity (9.8 m/s2) h is the height above the ground in meters (m) Video Notes: Gravitational Potential Energy Guided Practice Check for Understanding