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Henderson's Regular Physics Quizzes

(1999-2000 School Year)


Suggestions for this week's Quiz (Unit 1, Quiz #2):

This week's quiz is scheduled for Friday, September 10. The quiz will be a one-page quiz, covering both sides of a single sheet of paper. The equation for average speed, average velocity, and average acceleration will be provided. Other than a calculator, no other helps will be provided nor allowed. Students can expect the following concepts, skills, and problem-types to be assessed on this quiz:

  1. An ability to determine the acceleration value of an object if given velocity-time data or information.
  2. An understanding of the acceleration concept as a rate at which velocity changes. See Minds On Physics - Kinematic Concepts module; sublevel 4.
  3. An ability to use graphical features such as slope and shape to interpret position-time graphs (mostly) and velocity-time graphs (partly) and ultimately describe the motion of an object. See Minds On Physics - Kinematic Graphing module; sublevels 1-3.
  4. An ability to perform slope calculations for position-time and velocity-time graphs and to use such calculations to derive quantitative information about an object's motion. See Minds On Physics - Kinematic Graphing module; sublevel 4.
  5. An ability to match graphical descriptions of motion with verbal and pictorial descriptions of motion (and vice versa).
  6. An ability to identify the direction of the acceleration vector (east, west, north, south, positive, negative, etc.) if given a verbal description of the motion. See Minds On Physics - Kinematic Concepts module; sublevel 4.
  7. An understanding of previous concepts from the first quiz.


Sample Quizzes (Unit 1, Quiz #2)

You can view two sample quizzes by using the following links. The first sample quiz is more similar to this Friday's quiz. The second sample quiz has a heavy emphasis upon velocity-time graphs; Friday's quiz will have only a minor emphasis upon these velocity-time graphs.

Quiz#2 (1994)

Quiz#2 (1998)



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Last updated on 9/7/99.