Force and Motion - Questions

The Force and Motion Concept Builder is comprised of 30 questions. The questions are divided into 10 different Question Groups. Questions in the same group are rather similar to one another. The Concept Builder is coded to select at random a question from each group until a student is successful with that group of questions.

There are three Activities by which the student can progress through the Concept Builder. The Activities differ in terms of the number of Question Groups and the type of motion involved. Those three Activities are summarized as follows:
 
  • Horizontal Motion Only: Question Groups 1-6 Includes six Question Groups with each group involving a horizontal motion.
  • Vertical Motion Only: Question Groups 7-10 Includes four Question Groups with each group involving a vertical motion.
  • Both Horizontal and Vertical Motion: Question Groups 1-10 The recommended activity. Includes all 10 Question Groups.

The questions from each group are shown below. Teachers are encouraged to view the questions in order to judge which level of difficulty is most appropriate for their classes. We recommend providing students two or more options. For instance, it would be profitable for a student to complete the Concept Builder at the Apprentice Level in order to gain some confidence and then to be challenged to complete the activity at the Masters Level.

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Force and Motion
 
 
Activity 1: Dot Diagram Matching
 
Question Group 1
Question 1
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
  
 
 

Question 2
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 
 
 
Question 3
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 

 
 
 
Question Group 2
Question 4
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 
 

Question 5
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 
 
 
 

Question 6
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Question Group 3
Question 7
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 

Question 8
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Question 9
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Question Group 4
Question 10
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 
 

Question 11
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Question 12
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 

 
 
 
 
Question Group 5
Question 13
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 
 

Question 14
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 
 
 
 

Question 15
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Question Group 6
Question 16
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 
 


Question 17
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.

 
 
 
 

Question 18
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Question Group 7
Question 19
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 
 

Question 20
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Question 21
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Question Group 8
Question 22
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 
 

Question 23
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Question 24
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 

 
 
 
 
Question Group 9
Question 25
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 
 

Question 26
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Question 27
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Question Group 10
Question 28
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 
 

Question 29
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Question 30
An object is experiencing the forces shown at the right. Each arrow represents a force in the specified direction. The length of the arrow represents the strength of the force.
 
Which dot diagram represents a possible state of motion for such an object? Select all that apply.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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