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Science Vocab Test

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TermDefinition
gravity the force that objects exert on each other because of their mass
orbit the elliptical path of an object in space as it moves around another object due to gravity; to revolve around, or move in an orbit.
weight the force of gravity on an object
air resistance the fluid friction due to air
fluid a substance that can flow easily, such as a gas or a liquid
friction a force resists the motion between two surfaces in contact
pascal the unit used to measure pressure
pressure a measure of how much force is acting on a certain area; how concentrated a force is
Bernoulli's principle a statement that describes the effect of movement on fluid pressure
buoyant force the upward force on objects in a fluid, often called buoyancy
pascal's principle a statement that says when an outside pressure is applied at any point to a fluid in a container, that pressure is transmitted throughout the fluid with equal strength
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