Vocab

BY Cayden A

Force

Force is a push or a pull; measured in Newtons using a spring scale

Balanced Forces

Balanced forces are forces that are equal but in opposite directions

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Unbalanced forces

Forces are unequal and cause an object to accelerate
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Inertia

The tendency of an object to resist motion
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Friction

A force that opposes motion between two objects that are touching and causes an object to slow down or come to a stop
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Velocity

Speed in a certain direction such as 70 mph east
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Acceleration

The rate of change in velocity; can mean speeding up, slowing down or changing direction
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Air resistance

The frictional force between air and objects moving through it
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Gravity

An attractive force that exists between all objects that have mass; the greater the mass, the greater the gravity between the objects
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Speed

Determined by dividing the total distance by the total time it took to cover that distance
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