Forces & Motion Vocabulary Guide

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Rest

The state of no action or force.

Effort

The use of energy.

Accelerate

To increase speed, or get faster.

Friction

The force that slows the motion of one object sliding over another.

Work

The combination of force and motion.

Crest

The highest point of a wave.

Motion

A change in position.

Weight

The measure of the force of gravity on an object.

Force

A push or a pull.

Wavelength

The distance between one crest and the next.

Speed

The distance an object moves in a certain period of time.

Wave

A disturbance that travels in matter or space.

Trough

The lowest point of a wave.

Gravity

The force that pulls two objects towards each other.

Distance

How far an object moves.

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