Overview of Newton's First Law of Motion


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Which best summarizes Newton's First Law of Motion?

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1. Inertia is responsible for all of these EXCEPT

2. Which best defines inertia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How much do you know about Newton's first law of motion? Find out by taking this multiple-choice quiz and answering questions on a variety of topics including a brief explanation of the law and some of the law's effects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These points are addressed on the quiz/worksheet:

  • Definition of inertia
  • Individual who first described inertia
  • The way Newton's first law gets dirt off your shoes

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define Newton's first law of motion
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the effects of Newton's first law of motion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the law explains the way dirt falls off a person's shoes and the person who first described inertia

Additional Learning

You can continue learning about the law with an accompanying lesson called Overview of Newton's First Law of Motion. The following topics are explored:

  • How the ancient Greeks viewed motion
  • Forces associated with Newton's first law of motion
  • Examples of the law at work