A balanced force occurs when forces acting upon an object are EQUAL and in OPPOSITE directions. Balanced forces keep objects in the same place or relatively still. An unbalanced force occurs when forces acting upon an object are not equal or in the same direction. 1. Read all the directions before starting the activity. 2. Click the ADD RESPONSE to start the activity. 3. Read the two questions and THINK about your answers BEFORE you record. 4. Use the MICROPHONE tool to explain your thinking for both questions. 5. Listen to your recording to check for sound and accuracy before submitting your activity.