I created this set of practice problems for my high school physics students, but they can also be used with physical science classes. The problems are tiered by difficulty and slowly decrease the amount of guidance students are given.
This includes 2 pages of practice problems with space for students to work out their answers. The 2-page key is also included. You can use the key for yourself or let your students see the key so they can check their work and see where they are struggling or making mistakes.
These problems correlate with the following Physics Georgia Performance Standards:
SP1. Students will analyze the relationships between force, mass, gravity, and the motion of objects.
a. Calculate average velocity, instantaneous velocity, and acceleration in a given frame of reference.
d. Measure and calculate the magnitude of frictional forces and Newton’s three Laws of Motion.
e. Measure and calculate the magnitude of gravitational forces.
h. Determine the conditions required to maintain a body in a state of static equilibrium.
These problems correlate with the following Physical Science Georgia Performance Standards:
SPS8. Students will determine relationships among force, mass, and motion.
a. Calculate velocity and acceleration.
b. Apply Newton’s three laws to everyday situations by explaining the following: Inertia; Relationship between force, mass and acceleration; Equal and opposite forces
d. Explain the difference in mass and weight.