Speed and Velocity: Difference and Examples


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Average speed is

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1. Average Velocity

2. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Despite sounding similar, speed and velocity are different concepts. This quiz/worksheet combo will test you on the characteristics of each, including the difference between the two.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Defining average speed and average velocity
  • Whether objects can move at constant speeds and velocities
  • Calculating average speed and velocity

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related physics lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve speed and velocity practice problems
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as average speed and average velocity

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson titled Speed and Velocity: Difference and Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and differentiate between speed and velocity
  • Explain common misconceptions about these concepts
  • Know the equations for calculating average speed and average velocity