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Motion Vocabulary (Grade 8)

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Motion Vocabulary

Instructions: Match each motion term with its definition. Write the letter of the term that matches the definition on the line.

A. inertia
B. average speed
C. force
D. terminal speed
E. velocity
F. friction
G. mechanical equilibrium
H. acceleration
I. speed
J. free-fall

1. 
           downward movement of an object when only influenced by the force of gravity
2. 
           the distance something travels divided by the time it travels
3. 
           when a free-falling object no longer accelerates
4. 
           total distance an object travels divided by the time it takes to travel that distance
5. 
           the rate at which an object changes direction and/or speed over time
6. 
           an object experiences this when all the net forces acting upon equal zero
7. 
           how fast an object moves and the direction it moves
8. 
           an influence that causes an object to undergo an acceleration
9. 
           the tendency of an object to resist a change in motion
10. 
           a force that opposes motion
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