Speed, Velocity & Acceleration


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For which of the following objects would the average speed be 20 miles per hour?

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1. What is the best description of the difference between speed and velocity?

2. Why do heavier objects fall to earth more quickly than do lighter objects?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet are going to assess you on the average speed and velocity of objects, the contrast between speed and velocity, and the relationship between heavier and lighter objects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More specifically, you will be gauged by questions about:

  • Examples of objects traveling at about 20 mph
  • Distinctions between speed and velocity
  • The effect of weight on how rapidly an item falls to earth
  • The average velocity of a person running around their house
  • A baseball's speed after falling from a tall building

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the uses of speed and velocity
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as acceleration and velocity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the calculation of acceleration rate and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Obtain a greater understanding of these concepts with the related lesson titled Speed, Velocity & Acceleration. You'll be able to use this lesson to focus on significant topics such as:

  • Practical applications of velocity and speed
  • Displacement versus distance
  • Negative acceleration
  • Real-world acceleration
  • Gravity's role in acceleration and velocity