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Force/Motion Grade5

Force/Motion Vocabulary/Definitions

Force Push or pull applied to an object.
Distance The length an object travels.
Constant Movement that is steady, even, constant or consistent.
Mass The unit we use to measure how much matter an object has.
Gravity A force that pulls objects to the ground.
Speed How fast or slow an object moves. S=D/T
Balanced Force Forces that are equal causing an object to remain at rest and not move.
Inertia When an object is moving and wants to keep moving or when an object is at rest and wants to stay at rest.
Friction Force that pushes against an object causing it to slow down and stop.
Motion When an object is moving from one place to another.
Rest When an object is not moving or in motion.
Acceleration/ Deacceleration The change in speed or direction of an object.
Unbalanced Force Forces that are not equal causing an object to move.
Direction The path an object travels. Straight, forward, backward.
Weight The unit we use to measure the pull of gravity on an object.
Velocity The way we can describe how an object is changing speed and direction.
Created by: Teaching5th