Newton's First Law: Physics Lab


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What is Newton's 1st Law?

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1. If you push a shopping cart, and let go, why does it eventually stop?

2. You place a penny on top of an index card, which is also on top of a mug. Then you flick the index card out of the way. Why does the penny fall into the mug?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Newton's First Law is one of the foundational principles guiding the motion in the universe. With examples and practice application problems, this assessment will review the physical laws supporting Newton's Law before testing you on your ability to apply this knowledge to real life situations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you can practice applying your knowledge of the following subjects:

  • The definition of Newton's 1st Law
  • Velocity
  • Examples of Newton's 1st Law

Skills Practiced

Skills tested in these quiz and worksheet include:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Newton's First Law
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about velocity
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve physics practice problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about Newton's First Law of Motion, study the accompanying lesson Newton's First Law: Physics Lab. This lesson includes the following:

  • Newton's 1st Law of Motion
  • The affects of friction on acceleration
  • Gravity
  • Two practice physics labs