Physical Science: Potential Energy Physics Grade 5 - 7. Explore the four types of potential energy, physical science gravitational, chemical, and mechanical. Based on NGSSS: NGSS MS-PS3-2. 8 Questions by Science_by_Kahoot 12/07/2017 answers Play N/A plays When an object has energy because of its position, condition, or chemical makeup, it has _____. kinetic energy gravitational energy thermal energy potential energy What specific type of potential energy does a rubber band stretched around a newspaper have? chemical potential energy gravitational potential energy elastic potential energy compressed potential energy A pencil that is about to fall off of a desk has which specific type of potential energy (PE)? chemical PE gravitational PE elastic PE compressed PE and 5 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.