science vocab chp 2 sec. 1

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science vocab chp 2 sec. 1
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  1. Needed to determine the position of an object
    REFERENCE POINT
  2. A coordinate system for measuring position
    FRAME OF REFERENCE
  3. Occurs when an object changes its position relative to its reference point
    MOTION
  4. A measurement of how far an object has moved
    DISTANCE
  5. The distance and direction of an object's change in position
    DISPLACEMENT
  6. Any change overtime
    RATE
  7. The distance an object travels overtime
    SPEED
  8. Neither slowing down or speeding up
    CONSTANT SPEED
  9. Total difference traveled divided by total time of travel
    AVERAGE SPEED
  10. The speed shown on a speedometer
    INSTANTANEOUS
  11. The motion of an object over a period of time can be shown on a DTG
    DISTANCE-TIME GRAPH
  12. The steepness of the line on a graph = a DTG
    SLOPE(OF A LINE)
  13. Includes the speed of an object and the direction of its motion
    VELOCITY
  14. The positions of the land masses are in constant motion due to the motion of the geological plates they ride
    PLATE TECTONICS

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