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Science vocabulary

Kayla Guidroz

the pivot point around which a lever can turn Fulcrum
energy that an object has because of its motion or its position Mechanical Advantage
the energy an object has because of its motion Kinetic Energy
energy stored due to position or configuration Potential Energy
a simple device without moving parts that changes the magnitude or direction of a force Simple Machine
a force applied to an object over a distance Work
one of the simple machines Wheel
a simple machine consisting of a solid bar that rotates around a pivot point; used to lift objects Lever
a simple machine consisting of a rope that is wrapped around a wheel; can be used to help lift heavy objects Pulley
a simple lifting machine consisting of a rope that unwinds from a wheel onto a cylindrical drum or shaft joined to the wheel to provide mechanical advantage. Wheel and axle
an object with a flat, tilted surface; a simple machine that helps things roll or slide upward off of the ground inclined plane
the ratio of the amount of work done per unit of time, or the rate at which energy is transferred or transformed power
a simple machine that can be used to split objects apart, hold objects in place, or lift objects from the ground; consists of two inclined planes joined together wedge
a simple machine made of a shaft with grooves that wrap around it going from top to bottom screw
A machine consisting of two or more simple machines operating together, as a wheelbarrow consisting of a lever, axle, and wheel. compound machine
Created by: kaylaguidroz