Air Resistance and Free Fall


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What is acceleration?

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1. Which one of the following is NOT true about acceleration?

2. Who discovered acceleration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is the formula for determining acceleration, and how does air resistance factor into the rate of a falling object based on its weight and surface? By using this quiz and worksheet, you will test your ability to answer questions addressing these topics.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of acceleration
  • Facts about acceleration
  • The name of the person who discovered acceleration
  • Facts about free-fall
  • What terminal velocity is

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding how to determine acceleration
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding formulas and equations used to determine force, mass and acceleration and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the effect of air resistance on the acceleration of a free-falling object

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Air Resistance and Free Fall. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain acceleration and free fall acceleration
  • Describe Newton's second law of motion
  • Illustrate the equation used for this law
  • Provide an example of how this equation works
  • Give details about air resistance and velocity