Newton's Third Law of Motion: Examples of the Relationship Between Two Forces


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Newton's third law states that for every action there is _____.

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1. Consider a bullet shot from a gun. The acceleration of the bullet is _____.

2. Consider a fish swimming forward in the ocean. Which of the following describes the basic action/reaction forces between the fish and the water?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo teaches you what Isaac Newton said in his third law of motion. You will be tested on specific examples of the third law of motion in everyday life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following topics:

  • How Newton's third law explains actions and reactions
  • How Newton's third law explains a rocket moving through space
  • Examples of how we feel force in everyday life

Skills Practiced

Prepare to practice the following skill sets:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Newton's third law of motion
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as force and acceleration
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of opposing forces

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titles Newton's Third Law of Motion: Examples of the Relationship Between Two Forces to learn more about Newton's third law of motion. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the reasoning behind Newton's third law of motion
  • Identify examples of how the third law of motion works in daily life
  • Differentiate between an action and a reaction