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Grade 6 Unit B Ch 3

Scott Foresman 6th Science Unit B Ch 3 Vocab

Acceleration The change in velocity during a particular time period
Air Resistance The friction from air molecules hitting an object as the object moves through the air
Balanced Forces Equal forces acting in opposite directions
Force A push or pull
Frame of Reference The object an observer uses to detect motion
Friction A force between surfaces that resists the movement of one surface past the other surface
Gravity The force of attraction that exists between any two objects
Inertia Resistance of an object to change in its state of motion
Instantaneous Speed The speed at any given point
Law A statement that describes events or relationships that exist in nature
Mass The amount of matter in an object.
net force The combination of all the forces acting on an object
Newton In the metric system, the unit used to measure force or weight
Relative Motion The change in position of one object compared to the position of another
Velocity Measures both the speed and the direction of a moving object
Weight A measure of the pull of gravity on an object's mass
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