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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

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