

Henderson's Regular
Physics Quizzes
(19992000 School Year)
Suggestions for this week's Quiz
(Unit 1, Quiz #3):
This week's quiz is scheduled for
Friday, September 17. The quiz will be a onepage quiz,
covering both sides of a single sheet of paper. The equation
for average speed, average velocity, and average
acceleration will be provided; the four kinematic equations
will also be provided. Other than a calculator, no other
helps will be provided nor allowed.
Your best means of studying is to
utilize the links below to review those parts of the quiz
which you feel least comfortable with. For example, if you
are having difficulty using the kinematic equations to solve
problems, then use the two links below under item #6. Also,
utilize the Minds On Physics modules (Kinematic Graphing) as
a review tool. If you have completed the module, yet wish to
review, then create a new record with "Guest" as your
password. Then log on with "Guest" as your password to try
any module which you wish. Finally, take a look at the
quizzes from past years which are listed below.
Students can expect the following concepts, skills, and
problemtypes to be assessed on this quiz:
 An understanding of the acceleration
concept as a rate at which velocity changes. See
Minds On Physics 
Kinematic Concepts module; sublevel 4.
 An ability to use graphical features such as slope
and shape to interpret positiontime
graphs (mostly) and velocitytime
graphs (partly) and ultimately describe the motion of
an object. See Minds On
Physics  Kinematic Graphing module.
 An ability to perform slope
calculations and area
calculations for positiontime and velocitytime
graphs and to use such calculations to derive
quantitative information about an object's motion
(velocity, acceleration, and displacement). See Minds
On Physics  Kinematic Graphing module. (If you'd
like to try an interactive Shockwave practice, then try
the exercise in the
Shockwave Studios section of our site.)
 An ability to match graphical descriptions of motion
with verbal
and pictorial
descriptions of motion (and vice versa).
 An ability to sketch a
positiontime graph if given a velocitytime graph (and
vice versa). There's some excellent
practice problems (with answers and explanations)
elsewhere at our site.
 An ability to utilize the kinematic
equations to solve problems. Try the excellent source
of twenty
problems with answers and complete solutions at The
Physics Classroom.
 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.
 An understanding of previous concepts from the first
two quizzes. Study suggestions for these two quizzes are
provided here.
Sample Quizzes (Unit 1, Quiz
#3)
You can view four sample quizzes by using the
following links. The first sample quiz has several
representative graphing problems. The second sample quiz
has one or two representative problems on kinematic
equations. And the third quiz is actually a Unit 12
quiz; questions #1, #2, and the first part of #4 are
representative of problems on kinematic equations. While
these quizzes are useful, the suggestions listed
above are probably your best bet
for review.
Quiz#2 (1998)
Quiz#3 (1994)
Quiz#3 (1995)
 Sample
Quizzes  Studying
Suggestions  About the Quiz
Room  Archive of 1997
Studying Suggestions  Archive
of 1998 Studying Suggestions  Archive
of 1999 Studying Suggestions  Other
Glenbrook South Physics Resources 
© Tom
Henderson, 19961999
Glenbrook
South High School.
Last updated on 9/13/99.
