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5th Grade Unit 3

Investigating Forces

the substance, object or group in an experiment that is not changed Control
– an experiment in which all the variables are kept the same except for the one being tested (fair test) Controlled experiment
a push or pull that can change the position or motion of an object / material Force
a force that acts in an opposite direction to movement Friction
a force that pulls objects toward each other Gravity
a force that pushes or pulls a magnetic material across a distance Magnetism
a change in the position of an object Motion
the place where something is located; where something has been put Position
the act of applying force to move something toward or with you Pull
the act of applying force in order to move something away Push
the extent to which an experiment, test, or investigation provides the same results on repeated trials Reliability
an idea that can be tested by experiment or observation Testable hypothesis
information describing what was learned from an investigation based on observations and collected data Valid conclusion
a condition in an experiment that is changed in order to determine the effect of that change Variable
Created by: Hale Center



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