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Unit 11: Motion


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Science Unit 11: Motion


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Review Unit 11: Motion p. 535-562


Review Unit 11: Motion Quizlet
Review Textbook Unit 11 Review p. 559-562
Review Unit 11 Lesson Quizzes
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Vocabulary
1.) What is it about an object in motion that is constantly changing? (p. 539)
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2.) What is the unit of distance? (p. 542) ___________________________________
3.) What is the measure of both the speed and direction of a moving object called?
(p. 542)
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4.) What is a force that opposes motion between two surfaces that are touching
called? (p. 544-545)
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5.)___________________ is a force that can affect the rate of an objects motion.
(p. 544)
Science Concepts
6.) What is the formula used to calculate speed? (p. 542) _____________________
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7.) Make sure you understand how to calculate an objects speed and velocity.
8.) Think about the What is Speed? Lab investigation that we conducted. We had a
rubber band wrapped around the legs of a chair to launch a ball. We discovered that
the farther we pulled back with the rubber band, the faster the ball traveled. With this
being said, complete the statement below with the correct word given in
parentheses. :

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Increasing the _________________ (force, friction, or gravity) applied to a moving


object will __________________ (increase or decrease) its speed.
9.) Mary investigated velocity. She recorded the objects distance and time. What
information is she missing? (p. 542) ______________________________________
10.) Paul investigates the force and motion using a slingshot. He loads a ball into
the rubber band of the slingshot. Then he tests how far the ball travels. What will
make his ball travel farthest? Complete the sentence with correct word given in
parentheses.
Use a _________________(lighter, heavier) ball and pull it back a
____________________ (shorter distance, farther)
11.) If Joe rode his bike at a steady pace on a flat road, would he show acceleration?
(p. 546-547)
Circle: Yes or No
12.) What is the difference between velocity and speed? (p. 542) _______________
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13.) If Ashley rode her bike 30 km at a constant speed in 3 hours, how fast was she
traveling? (p. 542)

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14.) What is the speed of an object that travels at 20m in 2 min? (p. 542) _________
15.) What is the distance of an object that travels at a speed of 200 km/yr in 5 years?
(p. 542)
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16.) What is the speed of an object that travels 420 cm in 10 sec? (p. 542) ________

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17.) Abby moves 18 meters in 2 minutes at a constant rate. What is the speed that
Abby moves? (p. 542)
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Essay Questions: Respond in complete sentences. Use the pages given as
resources. The direct answer may not be stated on these pages.
18.)What do you need in order to calculate the velocity of a train once it begins to
run? (p. 542)
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Name three things that might happen in order for the train to change its
acceleration. (p. 546-547)
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19.)What are two things the designer of a skateboard park could do to make skaters
go fast? Why would these things work? Base your answer on what you know
about the relationship between force and speed. (p. 544-545)
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20.)A softball player throws a softball a distance of 40 meters (m). The ball takes 4
seconds (s) to reach another player. State the average speed of the ball, and
explain how you figured this out. (p. 542)
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21.)What is the difference between velocity and acceleration? How are they related?
(p. 542, 546)
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