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Forces

Forces (Unit 4)

TermDefinition
Attract to pull or draw toward an object
Control the item in an experiment that is not changed
Controlled Experiment an experiment in which all the variables are kept the same except for the one being tested
Force a push or pull that can change the position or motion of an item
Friction a force that opposes motion
Gravity a force that pulls objects toward each other
Magnetism a force that pushes or pulls a magnetic material across a distance
Motion a change in the position of an object
Position the place where something is located
Pull applying force to move something toward or with you
Push applying force in order to move something away
Reliability experiments/investigations providing the same results on repeated trials
Repel to force something to move away
Testable Hypothesis an idea that can be tested by experiment or observation
Valid Conclusion information describing what was learned from an investigation based on observations and collected data
Variable any condition in an experiment that can be changed
Work force causing the movement- or displacement- of an object
Conductor a substance or object that allows energy to flow through it easily
Insulator a substance or object that does not allow energy to flow through it easily
Solution a type of mixture in which the particles of one or more substances are dissolved (uniformly dispersed throughout) in another substance
Created by: whardcastle