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Unit 2 Vocabulary

gravity in space

TermDefinition
Gravity attractive force that anything with mass possesses
magnetism Force both a push and a pull produced by motion of electric charge
electromagnet soft metal core wrapped by a coil. Electricity through the coil produces a magnet
magnetic field A region in which a magnetic force exists
mass the amount of matter in an object
weight the force of gravity exerted on an object
Galileo When dropped all objects accelerate at the same rate neglecting air resistance
Aristotle Heavier objects will accelerate faster when dropped
Gravity factors mass and distance
gibbous moon more than half of the visible moon appears illuminated
new moon The moon appears completely dark
crescent moon less than half of the visible moon appears illuminated
full moon the whole moon appears illuminated
orbit path of an object around a star planet or moon
solar eclipse sunlight to the earth is blocked or partially blocked by the moon
lunar eclipse sunlight to the moon is blocked or partially blocked by the Earth
Created by: mullim3
 

 



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