FORCES AND ENERGY Forces and Energy words

Term Definition
MOMENTUM THE AMOUNT OF FORCE IN A MOVING OBJECT, DETERMINED BY THE OBJECT’S MASS AND SPEED
DISPERSE TO SPREAD OUT OVER A LARGE AREA
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION THE WAY THE WEIGHT OF AN OBJECT IS SPREAD OUT OVER A CERTAIN AREA
VELOCITY THE SPEED AND DIRECTION OF A MOVING OBJECT
MASS THE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL IN AN OBJECT
KINETIC ENERGY THE ENERGY OF A MOVING OBJECT
POTENTIAL ENERGY ENERGY STORED IN AN OBJECT, WAITING TO BE RELEASED
ENDURANCE THE ABILITY TO KEEP DOING AN ACTIVITY FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME
BODY LEVERAGE A MOTION IN WHICH A PERSON USES HIS OR HER BODY LIKE A LEVER TO BLOCK AN OPPONENT AND GAIN AN ADVANTAGE DURING A FIGHT
COUNTERWEIGHT THE WEIGHT THAT BALANCES A LOAD

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