Newton's Laws and Weight, Mass & Gravity


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Consider two planets. Planet X has a mass of 100 Units while Planet Y has a mass of 1,000 Units. Which of the following is NOT true concerning these planets?

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1. Which of the following is accurate of acceleration due to gravity on Earth?

2. Consider a 10 kg object free-falling from a cliff with an initial velocity of 0 m/sec. How fast will the object be traveling after 1 sec and after 2 sec?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will gauge your knowledge of mass, weight and the effect of gravity. For the quiz, you'll need to know compare the mass of two hypothetical planets.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Gravitational problems
  • Acceleration on Earth
  • Characteristics of gravity

Skills Practiced

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

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the characteristics of gravity on Earth and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about acceleration on Earth
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve gravitational problems

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Newton's Laws and Weight, Mass & Gravity. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the components of Newton's law of gravity
  • Explain the difference between mass and weight
  • Describe the characteristics of gravity
  • Identify the effect of distance between two objects
  • Appreciate how to calculate the weight of an object