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The study of motion deals with dynamics and essentially physics. Although at the elementary school science level motion involves basic science vocabulary words (position, distance, time), the middle school science core curriculum includes more complex principles, requiring students to understand the laws of conservation of energy to master middle school science standards.

Students are taught about motion within the context of physics through the use of elementary school lesson plans on motion, elementary school science projects on motion, and elementary school science experiments on motion. Whether for budding kindergartens scientists or 8th grade science students, fun online science vocabulary-building activities are a very effective learning tool.

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Motion Vocabulary
Words at a Glance

Kindergarten Motion

Direction Words: east, left , north, right, south, west, distance, across, direction, farther, backward, circular, forward, straight, through, up, zigzag, down

Force: attract, friction, horseshoe magnet, magnet, magnetism, movement, position, repel, away, force, iron, magnetic, metal, nonmagnetic, pull, ring magnet, bar magnet, gravity, location, magnetic field, motion, nonmetal, push

Position Words: east, left, north, right, south, west, inside, near, outside, above, location words, around, back, between, close, far, front, high, middle, under,behind, below, in front, bottom, center, closer, low, next to, over, top

Simple Machines: fixed point, inclined plane, level, rod, simple machine, wedge, fulcrum, machine, pulley, ramp, screw, wheel and axle, work

1st Grade Motion

Direction Words: left, north, right, south, west, back, east, surface, across, backward, circular, down, through, zigzag, straight, measure

Force: attract, friction, horseshoe magnet, magnet, magnetism, movement, position, repel, away, force, iron, magnetic, metal, nonmagnetic, pull, ring magnet, bar magnet, gravity, location, magnetic field, motion, nonmetal, push

Position Words: left, north, right, south, west, inside, outside, east, above, close, in front, around, behind, below, between, bottom, center, near, top, far, position, next to, low, closer, farther, front, high, middle, over, under

Simple Machines: fixed point, inclined plane, level, rod, simple machine, wedge, fulcrum, machine, pulley, ramp, screw, wheel and axle, work

2nd Grade Motion

Spatial Relationships: heavy, center, loud, down, far, zigzag, above, back, below, power, direction, between, across, balance, in front, spring, behind, middle, greater, position, around, east, bottom, distance, equal, front, less, next to, weight, location

Force: attract, bar magnet, friction, horseshoe magnet, magnet, iron, motion, nonmetal, position, push, ring magnet, metal, repel, magnetic field, force, magnetism, pull, poles, away, nonmagnetic, gravity

Simple Machines: fixed point, fulcrum, inclined plane, pulley, ramp, screw, simple machine, wedge, wheel and axle, work

3rd Grade Motion

Force: attraction, balanced force, friction, inertia, Newton, position, push, transfer, vibrations, mass, balance, force, gravity, magnetism, motion, pull, speed, unbalanced force, direction, acceleration

Simple Machines: fulcrum, inclined plane, lever, load, pulley, screw, simple machine, wedge, wheel and axle, work

4th Grade Motion

Force: acceleration, conductor, effort force, frame of reference, gravity, magnet, magnetic pole, newton, relative motion, unbalanced force, balanced force, electromagnet, force, friction, inertia, magnetic field, motion, position, speed, work

Simple Machines: fulcrum, inclined plane, lever, pulley, screw, simple machine, wedge, wheel and axle, load, work

5th Grade Motion

Force: acceleration, balanced forces, deceleration, force, friction, gravity, joules, magnetism, motion, poles, velocity, speed, reaction force, position, net force, momentum, magnetic field, inertia, gravitation, frame of reference, resistance, repulsion, unbalanced forces, conservation of momentum, effort, action force, work, power, watts, energy

Simple Machines: fulcrum, inclined plane, power, pulley, simple machines, wedge, weight, motion, screw, wheel and axle, class one fulcrum, class three fulcrum, compound machines, lever, machine, work, force, load, pivot

6th Grade Motion

Force: compound machine, friction, inclined plane, mechanical advantage, pulley, speed, wedge, wheel and axle, fulcrum, lever

7th Grade Motion

Force: acceleration, buoyant force, inertia, lever, magnetic domain, mechanical advantage, parallax, speed, wedge, work, air resistance, electromagnetism, joule, machine, magnetic field, momentum, pulley, simple machines, velocity, wheel and axle

8th Grade Motion

Force: acceleration, Bernoulli's principle, centripetal force, Doppler effect, hertz, longitudinal wave, net force Pascal's principle, reference point, velocity, air resistance, buoyant force, conservation of momentum, echolocation, inertia, mechanical wave, pitch, seismic wave, vector, Newton's laws


 
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