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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.