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For a wave or vibration, the maximum displacement on either side of the equilibrium (midpoint) position. amplitude
the energy an object has due to its motion kinetic energy
force x distance work
the sum of the kinetic and potential energies of all particles in the system internal energy
The unit of electric resistance in the meter-kilogram-second system of units. Symbolized as Ω. ohm
A circuit in which all parts are connected end to end to provide a single path of current. series circuit
A form of energy caused by the movement of electrons electricity
A safety device with a thin metal strip that will melt if too much current passes through a circuit fuse
The rate at which velocity changes acceleration
the steepness of a line on a graph, equal to its vertical change divided by its horizontal change slope
The state in which one object's distance from another is changing motion
The product of mass and velocity of an object (provided that the speed is much much less than the speed of light). It has magnitude and direction (a vector quantity) Momentum
Collision in which the colliding objects rebound without lasting deformation and heat generation elastic collision
The electric potential difference (voltage) between two points. Free charge flows when there is a difference and will continue until the two points reach a common potential potential energy
An object at rest stays at rest, an object in motion stays in motion unless acted on by a force.When mass is conserved that means you have mass A and then at the end you have mass Newtons First Law
The net force on an object is its mass times its acceleration. This is motion. Newtons Second Law
Nothing enters or leaves. closed system
The number of wavelengths occurring in a set period of time Frequency
Thinner at the middle. Diverging Lens. Parallel rays of light passing through a concave lens diverge so that they appear to come from one point called the principal focus. Concave Lens
has a reflecting surface that bulges inward (away from the incident light). Concave mirrors reflect light inward to one focal point.They are used to focus light. Concave mirror
Thicker in the middle, light converges, creates real images convex lens
A change in the frequency of sound, light, or other waves as the source and observer move toward (or away from) each other doppler effect
waves that can travel through vacuums (includes the entire spectrum from radio to gamma waves) electromagnetic wave
Otherwise known as inverse seconds, this is the standard unit of frequency. hertz
a statement in optics: when light falls upon a plane surface it is so reflected that the angle of reflection is equal to the angle of incidence and that the incident ray, reflected ray, and normal ray all lie in the plane of incidence. law of reflection
2.998*10^8 m/s speed of light
The direction of displacement is perpendicular to the direction of propagation, like a wave of water. transverse wave
A wave that is shorter than violet on the visible light spectrum, yet longer than X-Rays. ultraviolet
An optical image formed from the apparent divergence of light rays from a point. virtual image
Two forces in opposite directions. Net force is zero and the motion of the object does not change. Balanced force
A force that pulls objects together gravity
the tendency of a body to maintain is state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force inertia
for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction; there is a reaction force that is equal in size but opposite in direction. Newtons third law
A force that is not equal in size and opposite in direction. unbalanced force
From the frequency, you can find a period of a wave using the formula 1÷frequency period
materials such as iron, nickel, and cobalt that can experience a non-contact force similar to forces on an electric field. They have a North Pole and South Pole. magnets
Anything that slows down the flow of the current. resistance

Newton's Law Crossword Puzzle

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The tendency of an object to resist change in its motion Inertia
For every action there is an equal opposite reaction Newtons Third Law
Acceleration of an object depends upon its mass & the force acting upon it Newtons Second Law
The distances an object travels per unit of time Speed
A change of velocity Acceleration
A push or pull Force
The amount of matter in object Mass
Slowing down Deceleration
Speed in a given direction Velocity
Force that produces a nonzero net force Unbalanced Force
The force that pulls objects toward each other Gravity
The overall force on an object when all individual forces acting on it are added together Net Force
Equal Forces acting on an object In opposite directions Balanced Forces
The state in which one object's distance from another is changing Motion
Energy that an object has due to its motion Kinetic energy

Refraction and Lenses Crossword

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is an increase or decrease in size of an image produced by an optical system compared to the true size Magnification
a transparent refracting device that is thicker in the middle than at the edges concave lens
a transparent refracting device that is thinner in the middle than at the edges concave lens
the separation of light into its spectrum dispersion
concave on both sides biconcave
convex on both sides biconvex
light rays coming out of it come together at a point – they converge converging lens
causes a beam of parallel rays to diverge after refraction, as from a virtual image diverging lens
images that are formed in locations where light does not actually reach virtual image
an image that is located in the plane of convergence for the light rays real image
refracting and focusing light so that objects appear clearly contact lenses
distance of an object that is placed from the point of an incidence on the mirror object distance
distance from the point of incidence of the mirror to the image image distance
a convex lens that is used to make a magnified image of an object magnifying glass
bending of a wave when it enters a medium where its speed is different Refraction
can calculate the image distance for either real or virtual images and for either positive on negative lenses thin lens equation
point at where rays or waves meet after reflection or refraction focal point
a technique for generating an image by tracing the path of light ray tracing
angle of reflection equals the angle of incidence flat mirror
the distance between the lens and the image sensor when the subject is in focus focal length

Waves Crossword

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occurs when a wave bounces back after striking an object reflection
the point on the axis of a mirror lens throughwhich all incident light rays are focused focal point
maximum distance the wave vibrates from the rest position amplitude
the distance between the adjacent crests or compressions in a series of waves wavelength
result of more moves overlapping interference
curved transparent object that forms an image by refracting light lense
any disturbance that transmits energy through matter or space wave
bending waves around a barrier or through an opening diffraction
image through which light does not actually pass virtualimage
image through which light passes realimage
lens that is thicker in the middle than the edges convexlense
speed at whcih a wave travels wavespeed
the distance between a mirror lense through which all incident parallel rays are focused focallength
mirror that is curved outward convexmirror
mirror that is curved inward concavemirror
mirror with a flat surface planemirror
matter through which visible light is easily transmitted transparent
matter that transmits light but also scatters the light as it passes through matter translucent
number of waves produced in a given amount of time frequency
wave that forms from a stationary pattern in which portions of the waveare at rest position standingwave

Newton's Laws of Motion Crossword

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An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motino unless acted upon by an outside force Inertia
Mass times Acceleration Force
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Third Law
Distance per Time Speed
Change in Speed per Time Acceleration
Distance per Time with Direction Velocity
A push or pull Force
Mass times Speed Momentum
The pull of one object on another object Gravity
The overall force exerted on an object Net Force
The overall force has zero force on an object Balanced Force
Stored energy that results from the position or shape of an object Potential Energy
The unit measuring the affects gravity has on mass Weight
The force that one surface exerts on another when the two surfaces rub against each other Friction
Energy that an object has due to its motion Kinetic Energy
The name often given to the force exerted by the first object on a second object Action Force
The name often given to the force exerted by the second object back on the first object Reaction Force
The force of air pushing against a moving object. Air Resistance
The ability to produce change Energy
A number that tells how much of something there is. Magnitude

Motion, Forces and Energy Crossword

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when one object's distance from another is changing motion
object that is used to determine if something is in motion reference point
distance an object travels in a given unit of time speed
rate at which an object is moving at a given instant in time instantaneous speed
speed in a given direction velocity
rate at which velocity changes acceleration
push or pull on an object force
SI unit that measures strength of force Newton
combination of ALL forces acting on the object net force
cause an object to start moving, stop moving, or change direction unbalanced force
equal forces acting on an object in OPPOSITE directions balanced force
force that 2 surfaces exert on each other when they ruyb against each other friction
force that pulls objects toward each other gravity
amount of matter in an object mass
force of gravity on a person/object weight
fluid friction on objects falling through the air air resistance
an object that is thrown projectile
tendency of an object to resist a change in motion inertia
product of an object's mass and velocity momentum
an object at rest will stat at rest and an object in motion with stay in motion Newton's 1st Law
acceleration depends on an object's mass and the net force acting on the object Newton's 2nd Law
for every action there is an equal but opposite reaction Newton's 3rd Law

Forces and Motion Crossword Puzzle

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Description

When 2 solid surfaces slide past each other. sliding
The force of moving something in a certain direction. push
A vector quantity that tends to produce an acceleration of a body in the direction of its application. force
The tendency of a body to resist acceleration; the tendency of a body at rest to remain at rest or of a body in straight line motion to stay in motion in a straight line unless acted on by an outside force. inertia
The natural force of attraction exerted by a celestial body, such as Earth, upon objects at or near its surface, tending to draw them toward the center of the body. gravtity
The alternate force of push. pull
The force that opposes the motion of objects through air. air resistance
The force with which a body is attracted to Earth or another celestial body, equal to the product of the object's mass and the acceleration of gravity. weight
This type of force will not cause a non-moving object to start moving and will not cause a change in the motion of a moving object. balanced
This type of forces produces a change in motion. unbalanced
A type of friction that occurs when a force is applied and does not cause an object to move. static
This type of friction is when one surface rolls past another. rolling
How fast an object is going with respect for an object. speed
Gravitational force decreases as ________ increases. distance
A force that opposes motion between 2 surfaces in contact. friction
Gravity is a force of ________ between objects due to their masses. attraction
A measure of speed in a given direction velocity
A property of matter equal to the measure of an object's resistance to changes in either the speed or direction of its motion. mass

Optics Crossword

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Description

A type of optical telescope that uses a lens as its objective to form an image. refracting
Is an optical telescope which uses curved mirrors that reflect light and form an image. reflecting
The _____lens in a telescope focuses the light to a point in front of the eyepiece. objective
Another word for nearsightedness myopia
Images are formed behind the retina, not on it, and this causes close-up images to be blurry. hyperopia
The most common cause of blindness cataracts
The pupil gets____in bright light. smaller
The aqueous humour is the ____fluid, that fills the front part of the eyeball. clear
The ___ spot is where the optic nerve leaves the retina. blind
The coloured part of the eye. iris
The _____body is a circular muscle that enables the lens to change shape for focusing. ciliary
The _____is a layer of blood vessels that nourishes the eye. choroid
With refraction of light no image is formed when the object is at the_____point. focal
A lens that makes light rays come together is called a _____lens. convex
These lenses make light spread apart. concave
A _____and dark-coloured surface will absorb light the most. rough
Concave mirrors are also called _________mirrors converging
Your image will be upright, but much smaller than what you normally see in this kind of mirror. plane
The ability to let light rays in. transparent
Light can partially get through.. translucent
Allows no light to get through. Opaque
,Light can travel in a straight line just like _____. waves
When the sunlight passes from the air through rain droplets before reaching your eyes, what is this called? dispersion
Different _______of light have different wavelengths. colours
Where does the energy of the electromagnetic spectrum come from? sun
,As the wavelength gets shorter, both the frequency and energy _______. increase
Which rays are the highest forms of electromagnetic radiation? gamma
Waves where the particles of the medium vibrate with an up and down motion. transverse
What is the branch of science called that deals with the study of waves that travel through the Earth? seismology
What kind of wave can you see on the water on a windy day? surface

Physical Science Crossword Puzzle Project

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Crossword
Description

is an idea or explanation that you then test through study and experimentation. hypothesis
is the variable that is changed or controlled in a scientific experiment. dependent variable
are the variables that the experimenter changes to test their dependent variable. independent variable
is the rate at which an object covers distance. speed
speed and direction of an object. velocity
a unit of mass equal to 1000 grams. kilograms
is the base unit for length or distance. meters
is the metric unit base for temperature. kelvin
something that causes a change in the motion of an object. (an object's mass multiplied by its acceleration) force
is the resistance of any physical object to any change in its state of motion. inertia
the process in which energy is emitted as particles or waves. radiation
the amount of energy exerted when a force of one newton is applied over a displacement of one meter. joule
transfer of energy that occurs when a force makes an object move. work
the amount of work (or energy transfererrd) in a certain amount of time. power
transfer occurs by three mechanisms: conduction, convection, and radiation. heat
a measure of the warmth or coldness of an object or substance with reference to some standard value. temperature
the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance by one degree Celsius, or to raise the temperature of one pound of a substance by one degree Fahrenheit. specific heat
energy that is transferred by the movement of electrons or ions. conduction
heat transferred in a gas or liquid by the circulation of currents from one region to another. convection
a material or an object that does not easily allow heat, electricity, light, or sound to pass through it. insulator
can be transferred from one object to another in the form of heat. thermal energy

Different Lenses Crossword

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Description

curved surface that bends light by refraction lens
diverging lens convex
converging lens concave
point which all incident rays pass through focal point
light strikes a surface and comes back at a different angle reflection
bending of light rays refraction
path of a light ray optical axis
light striking a non-shiny surface diffuse reflection
a dispersive object prism
distance between object and ooptical element object distance
a lens to see outerspace telescope
a mirror or shiny surface creates this specular reflection
window glass transparent
frosted glass translucent
painted glass opaque
angle between incident ray and normal angle of incidence
angle between reflected light and normal angle of reflection
the angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection law of reflection
an illusion created by light image
distance between the lens and focal point focal length

newton's laws Crossword

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Description

overall force acting on an object net force
Last name of english mathematician and physicist who was known to study the laws of gravity Newton
the law of Newton stating an object that is not moving will remain stationary, and an object moving will continue to move, unless another force changes it; inertia first law
The law of Newton stating that an acceleration of an objects need the the variables of net force and mass of the object second law
The law of Newton stating an objects action has an equal and opposite reaction third law
The force that is resisting motion of an object friction
the resistance an object gives when there is a change in motion inertia
force equals mass times acceleration f=ma
force acting in one direction actionforce
force acting in an opposite direction reaction force
force exerted from an object ex: walls and floors normal force
the number of atoms in an object mass
increase in rate of speed of an object acceleration
when forces on an object are equal in size but opposite in direction balanced forces
when individual forces are in the opposite direction but are different in size unbalanced force
distance/time; rate it takes an object to cover a distance speed
an objects speed and direction velocity
a quantity that includes mass and velocity momentum
a speed with direction vector
the force that's a push or pull towards the center of the Earth gravity