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Physical Science
Unit Vocabulary

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Balanced Forces
Forces that do not change the motion of an object.
Data
Gathered facts.
Energy
The ability to do work.
Estimation
A prediction or value that is not exact.
Force
A push or pull that can change an object’s motion.
Gravity
A force that pulls objects toward the earth.
Investigation
How we collect data to know how things work.
Motion
The act of moving.
Power
The ability to do or act.
Speed
Rate of motion.
Stability
The state of being unchanged.
Strategizing
Making a plan.
Unbalanced Forces
Forces that change the motion of an object.
Velocity
How fast and the direction an object is moving.

Encouraging Vocabulary Usage

The following are additional ways to facilitate vocabulary usage as students are engaged in the activities throughout this Unit.

Students should be encouraged to use the vocabulary terms:

  • Throughout all of the activities
  • As they are working in groups
  • As they are reflecting
  • As they are sharing their knowledge and experience
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Tips for Encouraging Vocabulary Usage