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Unbalanced Force: Definition & Example

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A _____ is a push or a pull.

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1. To describe a force, you must know its size and _____.

2. Balanced forces are _____ in size but opposite in direction.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Unbalanced force is a key concept in the study of physical science, and this quiz/worksheet will help you measure your comprehension of its characteristics and components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions and components of:

  • Pushes and pulls
  • What describes a force
  • Balanced forces
  • Unbalanced forces

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet gives students the chance to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify the term for pushes and pulls
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast balanced and unbalanced forces
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the effect of unbalanced forces on moving objects

Additional Learning

To delve deeper into force, review the accompanying lesson, Unbalanced Force: Definition, Example & Quiz. This lesson goes over the following objectives:

  • Define pushes and pulls
  • Understand what constitutes a balanced force
  • Understand what constitutes an unbalanced force
  • Differentiate between balanced and unbalanced forces
  • Define net force
  • Familiarize yourself with examples of unbalanced forces
  • Understand the effects of unbalanced forces on the motion of objects
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