Ticker Tape Diagrams: Analyzing Motion and Acceleration


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What is a ticker tape diagram?

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1. What does it tell you if the dots on a piece of ticker tape are close together?

2. Which of the following pieces of ticker tape represent an object that is speeding up? (Assuming the ticker tape was pulled to the LEFT, through the device.)

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the functions of motion and acceleration in ticker tape diagrams? Review this information with this quiz and worksheet. You will also be testing your ability to read a ticker tape diagram.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet are tools to help you make sure you understand:

  • What ticker tape diagrams are
  • Information these diagrams can convey
  • How these diagrams should be read

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz as an opportunity to practice the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on ticker tape diagrams
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read ticker tape diagrams and interpret them correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the dots on ticker tape

Additional Learning

Speed up the process of learning more about this topic by studying the lesson entitled Ticker Tape Diagrams: Analyzing Motion and Acceleration. This lesson was written to help you learn about:

  • How ticker tape analysis works
  • Graphs that might be used in ticker tape analysis
  • Examples of ticker tape diagrams