What is Terminal Velocity? - Definition, Formula, Calculation & Examples

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Which of these things does NOT affect the amount of air drag force a falling object will experience?

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1. What is the MOST important factor determining the air drag force on a falling object?

2. Which of the following objects would have the largest terminal velocity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many factors that play a role in how quickly an object falls. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of terminal velocity and the factors affecting it. The questions will quiz you on the amount of air drag force a falling object will experience as well as the terminal velocity of a falling bowling ball.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments test you on the following:

  • An object that would have the largest terminal velocity
  • The most important factor in determining air drag force on a falling object
  • What occurs when something is dropped where there is no air drag force

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the knowledge gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve a practice problem to determine terminal velocity of a falling object
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what does not affect the amount of air drag force on a falling object
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the important factor in determining air drag force

Additional Learning

To learn more about terminal velocity, review the accompanying lesson, What is Terminal Velocity? - Definition, Formula, Calculation & Examples. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how to calculate terminal velocity of a falling object
  • Identify factors that affect terminal velocity
  • Review what past philosophers and scientists
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