Motion Diagrams - Questions

The Motion Diagrams Concept Builder is comprised of three activities. The first two activities use the same set of six questions. The third activity uses six question groups with three similar questions in each group.  The Concept Builder is coded to select at random a question from each group until a student is successful with that group of questions.

The questions from each activity are shown below. Teachers are encouraged to view the questions in order to judge of the various activities for their classes. The Physics Classroom grants teachers and other users the right to print these questions for private use. Users are also granted the right to copy the text and modify it for their own use. However, this document should not be uploaded to other servers for distribution to and/or display by others. The Physics Classroom website should remain the only website or server from which the document is distributed or displayed. We also provide a PDF that teachers can use under the same conditions. We have included a link to the PDF near the bottom of this page.

 

Motion Diagrams
 
Activity #1 and Activity #2
 
Question 1
A bicycle is moving with a constant, rightward velocity.
 
 
Question 2
A bicycle is moving with a constant, rightward velocity.
 
 
Question 3
A rightward-moving car speeds up, increasing its speed by 5.0 m/s each second.
 
 
Question 4
A rightward-moving car slows down, decreasing its speed by 5.0 m/s each second.
 
 
Question 5
A leftward-moving car speeds up, increasing its speed by 5.0 m/s each second.
 
 
Question 6
A leftward-moving car slows down, decreasing its speed by 5.0 m/s each second.
 
 

 
Activity #3
Question Group #1
Question 1
A skateboarder is moving rightward with a constant speed.
 
Question 2
A speedboat is moving rightward with a constant speed.
 
Question 3
A jogger is running rightward with a constant speed.
 
 

Question Group #2
Question 4
A skateboarder is moving leftward with a constant speed.
 
Question 5
A speedboat is moving leftward with a constant speed.
 
Question 6
A jogger is running leftward with a constant speed.
 
 

Question Group #3
Question 7
A rightward-moving skateboarder speeds up, increasing its speed by 0.50 m/s each second.
 
Question 8
A rightward-moving speedboat speeds up, increasing its speed by 2.0 m/s each second.
 
Question 9
A rightward-moving racecar speeds up, increasing its speed by 6.0 m/s each second.
 

 
Question Group #4
Question 10
A rightward-moving skateboarder slows down, decreasing its speed by 0.50 m/s each second.
 
Question 11
A rightward-moving speedboat slows down, decreasing its speed by 2.0 m/s each second.
 
Question 12
A rightward-moving bowling ball slows down, decreasing its speed by 0.4 m/s each second.
 
 
 
Question Group #5
Question 13
A leftward-moving skateboarder speeds up, increasing its speed by 0.50 m/s each second.
 
Question 14
A leftward-moving speedboat speeds up, increasing its speed by 2.0 m/s each second.
 
Question 15
A leftward-moving racecar speeds up, increasing its speed by 6.0 m/s each second.
 
 
 
Question Group #6
Question 16
A leftward-moving skateboarder slows down, decreasing its speed by 0.50 m/s each second.
 
Question 17
A leftward-moving speedboat slows down, decreasing its speed by 2.0 m/s each second.
 
Question 18
A leftward-moving bowling ball slows down, decreasing its speed by 0.4 m/s each second.
 
 
 
 



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