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Force

5.6D-Force and Motion

TermDefinition
Force A push or pull that causes an object to move, or to change dirction.
Direction The line or course along which something is moving.
Friction Force that slows or stops motion when objects rub together.
Inertia Property of an object that is not moving to remain still or of an object that is moving to continue to move (unless another force moves or stops the object).
Position Where an object is located in space.
Kinetic or Mechanical Energy Energy in motion.
Movement A change in position or location.
Spring Scale A tool for measuring Earth’s gravitational pull on an object.
Potential Energy Energy that is stored.
Gravity The force that pulls objects toward the center of the Earth.
Reflection The bouncing off of light rays from the surface of an object such as a mirror or other shiny surface. (bouncing of light)
Refraction The bending of light rays, bending light means that it changes direction and/or speed. (bending of light)
Prism A solid glass or plastic object that light can pass through that refracts light and splits it into the colors of the rainbow.
Light Spectrum The small part of the electromagnetic spectrum that the human eye can see including the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet.
Mirror Smooth surface that reflects an image of what is in front of it.
Created by: Science STAAR