Graphing Accelerating Objects: Physics Lab


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What is an acceleration?

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1. Which of the following is a correct unit of acceleration?

2. At what rate do dropped objects accelerate on Earth (in meters per second squared)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz/worksheet combo, you will be tested on the definition of acceleration, how it's measured and different aspects of testing it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will more specifically test your knowledge of:

  • The definition of acceleration
  • The correct units of acceleration
  • The rate at which dropped objects accelerate on Earth
  • The importance of trial testing
  • The acceleration of an object due to gravity

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your prior knowledge of lab testing
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about gravity in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on acceleration

Additional Learning

If you want to know more about acceleration testing, take a look at the associated lesson titled Graphing Accelerating Objects: Physics Lab. In addition to a step-by-step lab assignment, the lesson will help you understand more about:

  • Data analysis
  • Discrepancies that may occur as a result of lab testing
  • Graphing your results