# Science / Year 10 / Science Understanding / Physical sciences

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Curriculum content descriptions

The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics (ACSSU229)

Elaborations
• gathering data to analyse everyday motions produced by forces, such as measurements of distance and time, speed, force, mass and acceleration
• recognising that a stationary object, or a moving object with constant motion, has balanced forces acting on it
• using Newton’s Second Law to predict how a force affects the movement of an object
• recognising and applying Newton’s Third Law to describe the effect of interactions between two objects
ScOT terms

Motion

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