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Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion

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What is responsible for keeping an object at rest or maintaining an object's constant velocity?

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1. According to Newton's first law of motion, what would happen to a car traveling west at a constant velocity of 55 MPH in the absence of an unbalanced force?

2. Consider a satellite orbiting the earth at 17,500 MPH. What would happen to a rock released from the satellite?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examining what it takes to get an object to stop, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the properties of Newton's First Law of Motion. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what is responsible for keeping an object at rest or maintaining its constant velocity as well as knowing what would happen to a car moving in the absence of friction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What keeps an object at rest
  • First Law of Motion practice problems
  • Characteristics of Newton's First Law of Motion

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what keeps an object at rest and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of Newton's First Law of Motion
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve First Law of Motion practice problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about this concept, review the corresponding lesson titled Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what Newton's First Law of Motion is
  • Identify the relationship between velocity and force in the law
  • Describe why the law is referred to as the Law of Inertia
  • Explain where the law can be applied
  • Appreciate what would happen to an object in the absence of friction
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