Science Force and Motion

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Science Force and Motion
2010-12-13 21:06:05
Science Force Motion

Science Force and Motion
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  1. What is Speed?
    The measure of Distance and Object moves in Time
  2. What is Velocity?
    An object's Speed in a certain Direction
  3. What is Acceleration?
    The Rate at which the velocity of an object changes over time. (Speeding up, Slowing or turning)
  4. What is "Force"?
    A Push or a Pull that acts on an object.
  5. What is "Friction"?
    A force that results when two materials rub against each other.
  6. What is "Gravity"?
    Force of Attraction that exists between any two objects. causes objects to have weight.
  7. What is "Kinetic energy"?
    Energy due to Motion.
  8. What is "Potential Energy"?
    Energy that is Stored in an object due to it's position or arrangement
  9. What is "Unbalanced Forces"
    Unbalanced forces are not equal and cause an object to to change it's motion
  10. What is "Balanced Forces"?
    Balanced forces are equal and do not change a way an object moves.
  11. What is "Momentum"?
    characteristic of a moving object as related to mass and velocity
  12. What is "Inetia"?
    The tendency of an object to Resist motion
  13. What are "Newton's 3 Laws of Motion"
    Newton's First Law: "An object at rest will remain at rest, and an object in motion will remain in motion in a straight line until an outside force acts upon it."

    Newton's Second Law: "An object's acceleration depends on the size and direction of the force acting on it and on the mass of the object"

    Newton's Third Law: "For every action action, there is an equal and opposite reaction"
  14. Acceleration is the measure of an object's ________
  15. What 3 things can an object do when it accelerates?
    Speed up, Slow down, Turn
  16. What affects the Momentum of an object (think of the experiment with clay balls)
    mass and velocity
  17. Draw a picture of each of Newton's 3 laws
    • 1. football at kickoff
    • 2 . Train engine must exert enough force to pull heavy train cars.
    • 3. newton's craddle
  18. will object of large mass or small mass have greater acceleration when equal force is applied to them.
    SMALL mass
  19. Explain the difference between balanced and unbalanced forces
    Balanced forces are equal and thus do not change the way an object moves. Unbalanced forces are not equal and cause and object to change it's motion.
  20. Explain the difference between kinetic and potential energy?
    Kinetic is energy due to motion. Potential energy is stored in an object due to its position or arrangement.