Practice makes perfect! These are great for reinforcement after a lesson to verify students have learned the basics of instruction and are ready to start applying their knowledge in laboratories! Not only is it great practice, but, these will serve well for study guides for upcoming tests!
In this practice series, students will be able to learn and reinforce learning of the basics of acceleration and Newton's second law, both in a diagram format and a word based format.
These practice documents include the following:
This worksheet consists of 10 worded questions. Students will be required to obtain information from the question, setup the problem and identify the equation, and then solve.
Example: "Lisa drops a ball off a roof of a building. If the ball accelerates at 9.80 m/s2, how long will it take the ball to reach a velocity of 15.0 m/s?"
2. Newton's Laws and Acceleration
This is another worksheet that consists of 5 worded questions. Students will be required to obtain information from the question, setup the problem, identify the equation, and then solve.
Example: "John’s car ran out of gas. He is pushing it to the nearest gas station with a force of 250N. Heath comes to help John and pushes with a force of 225N. If John’s car has a mass of 750 kg, what is the car’s acceleration?"
3. Newton's Second Law Diagram Practice
This is where it gets fun. Students are given written information about an object. There is a diagram that is partially labeled with the information presented. There are blanks on the diagram that the student must fill in. This is what the student will be graded on. There are actually THREE sheets to this worksheet. One does not include friction, the second does include friction, and the third includes opposing force.
4.Newton's Second Law Diagram Practice #2
In this worksheet, there are four free body diagrams drawn. The net force is known for each situation. The students must analyze and determine the magnitudes of specific individual forces.
5. Newton's Second Law Diagram Practice #3
More worded problems. This time there is no diagram presented. Students will be drawing and showing the forces acting on objects described to them in the problem.
6. Newton's Second Law Diagram Practice #4
This worksheet can be used in one of many ways. It is a combination of #1, 2, and 3. This can be used as a mid-assessment before a test, as homework, or even as a pop quiz or the final assessment.
7. Newton's Second Law Diagram Practice #5
This worksheet consists of five worded problems. Students will be required to use all of the knowledge or previous worksheets as well as interpret more data. Sometimes they will be required to sketch a free body diagram, sometimes they will have to calculate the normal force on an object. They will have to be aware on how to calculate the force, acceleration, draw diagrams, and use friction coefficients.
This is a 7 in 1!