Force/Motion

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force

a push or a pull on an object that can cause it to change direction

gravity

a force that pulls any two objects toward one another, such as you toward the center of the earth

inertia

the tendency of a moving object to stay in motion or a resting object to stay at rest

friction

a force that slows the motion of a moving object

energy

the ability to do work

potential energy

energy than an object has because of position

kinetic energy

energy of motion

mechanical energy

the kind of energy an object has because it can move or because it is moving

chemical energy

energy that comes from chemical changes

electrical energy

energy that comes from the flow of electricity

work

the result of a force moving an object

simple machine

a machine made of one or two parts

inclined plane

a simple machine with a flat surface and one end higher than the other

wheel and axle

a simple machine made of a wheel attached to a rod

wedge

a simple machine that has slanted sides

lever

a simple machine with a fulcrum that changes the direction of the force

pulley

a simple machine that uses a rope and a wheel

screw

a simple machine that has an inclined plane wrapped around a rod

compound machine

a machine made of two or more simple machines

complex machine

a machine made of many simple and compound machines

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