Super Slinger Vocab (Physics)
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The science that deals with matter, energy, motion, and force
A push or a pull
Newton's ____ law of motion states that an object at rest will stay at rest and an object in motion will stay in motion with a constant speed and direction unless acted on by a force
Newton's ____ law of motion states the acceleration of an object depends on the mass of the object and the amount of force applied.
Newton's ____ law of motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction
An object that is thrown or launched
The path a projectile follows
Unit of measurement equal to 100 centimeters
May affect the height of the trajectory or the distance the projectile may travel; 0, 45, 70, etc.
The distance an object travels per unit of time, such as meters per second
A measure of the amount of matter in an object
How far an object moves
The measure of how tall something is or its distance from the floor
Fluffy, sweet food that can be used as projectiles
Includes distance, height, and accuracy
A description of how close your projectile lands to a specific target
The ability to repeat a task with little variation
Making changes to a device in hopes of improving it
A thing used to catch mice, but also used to create a device that can launch a marshmallow
A device for hurling objects, such as launchers for marshmallows
Worked like a giant slingshot and could propel object up to 980 feet.
A big gun, especially one mounted on a base or wheels; used in our online simulation
An object's change in position relative to a reference point.
Limitations or restraints, such as amount of available materials, time limits, and human capabilities
information gathered during an experiment or from observations
A test by which something can be judged or what your device is expected to be able to do
The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes
A force that pulls objects toward each other
Fluid friction acting on an object moving through the air
A result of a force moving an object a certain distance.
A force that opposes motion between two surfaces that are in contact
Friction that occurs as an object moves through a fluid
Friction that occurs when one solid surface slides over another
Friction that occurs when an object rolls over a surface
Friction that acts on objects that are not moving
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