Acceleration Lesson for Kids: Definition, Formula & Examples


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What does acceleration measure?

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1. If a motorcyclist goes from 50 mph to 77 mph in 3 seconds, what is his/her rate of acceleration?

2. If you are riding your skateboard down a hill and you go from 0 mph to 18 mph in 3 seconds, what is your rate of acceleration?

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What is acceleration? You can see how much you know about it and its formula by using the worksheet and quiz.

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  • What acceleration measures
  • Finding the rate of acceleration
  • The formula for acceleration

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