These digital or print Motion and Forces Physics Task Cards cover the basics of motion (speed, velocity, acceleration) and forces for the beginning of a physics unit. These are great to use for formative assessment/review during a unit or before a quiz. The questions draw from the Understand, Apply, Analyze, and Evaluate levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. The topics covered are: the concept of a reference point, balanced and unbalanced forces, net force, units for types of motion/force, definitions and calculations for speed (average versus instantaneous), velocity, acceleration, and deceleration, analyzing basic graphs to describe the motion of an object, definitions of friction, gravity, air resistance, centripetal force, and free fall.
The students answer each of the 24 questions and write down the answer letter on their answer sheet. They should also circle the emoji that corresponds to their confidence about their answer… either “Got it right!”, “I’m pretty sure but not totally!”, or “I’m just praying it’s right!”
There are two ways to facilitate this activity, a print version and a digital version:
Option |: Print the 4-cards per sheet version. Cut apart the Cards and tape them around your classroom. The students will walk around the room to complete the activity. It won’t matter where they start or finish the cards.
Option 2: Have the students log into their Google account and Make a Copy of the Task Cards using the link provided on the next page of this document. Or, you can Make a Copy yourself and share it with your students or post it on your Google Classroom. If you choose this option, the students will have the slides to review from their Drive.
Blank cards are included in case you want to substitute a question of your own!
If you'd like to try these Task Cards as the Mad Lib version, check out my Motion and Forces Mad Lib Task Cards Digital or Print
Also, try my Motion and Forces Back to the Future Escape Game
to wrap up a unit on motion and forces!
Thanks for looking!