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5th Grade Science


Force A push or pull that causes an object to move, stop, or change direction.
Movement A change in position or location.
Position Where an object is located in space.
Direction A line or course along which something is moving.
Gravity A force that causes objects with mass to attract one another.
Friction A force that resists the motion of two surfaces sliding across one another.
Scientific Method A method of research in which a problem is identified, relevant data is gathered, a hypothesis is formulated from this data, and the hypothesis is empirically tested.
Materials The matter from which a thing is or can be made.
Inference An idea or conclusion that's drawn from evidence and reasoning..
Hypothesis An idea or explanation that you then test through study and experimentation.
Observation Using the five senses to note a fact or occurrence for some scientific or other special purpose:
Purpose The intended or desired aim or goal of an experiment
Model A representation, generally in miniature, to show the construction or appearance of something.
Data Individual facts, statistics, or items of information.
Conclusion A result or outcome, a reasoned inference.
Procedure The sequence of actions or instructions to be followed in solving a problem or accomplishing a task.
Newton The standard unit of measurement for force
Joule The standard unit of measurement for work or energy
Inertia The property of matter by which it retains its state of rest or its velocity so long as it is not acted upon by an external force.
Simple Machine A mechanical device that changes the direction or magnitude of a force.
Kinetic energy The energy of motion
Spring Scale The tool used to measure force in Newtons
Created by: Bastrop