Newton's Second Law - Questions

The Newton's Second Law Concept Builder is comprised of 36 questions. The questions are divided into 12 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 levels of difficulty by which the student can progress through the Concept Builder. Those three difficulty levels are differentiated as follows:
 
  • Apprentice Level: Groups 1-4
  • Masters Level: Groups 1-8
  • Wizard Level: Groups 1-12

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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Question Group 1
 
Question 1
An object has an acceleration of 6.0 m/s/s. If the net force acting upon this object were doubled, then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 2
An object has an acceleration of 12.0 m/s/s. If the net force acting upon this object were doubled, then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 3
An object has an acceleration of 18.0 m/s/s. If the net force acting upon this object were doubled, then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 2
 
Question 4
An object has an acceleration of 6.0 m/s/s. If the net force acting upon this object were tripled, then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 5
An object has an acceleration of 12.0 m/s/s. If the net force acting upon this object were tripled, then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 6
An object has an acceleration of 18.0 m/s/s. If the net force acting upon this object were tripled, then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 3
 
Question 7
An object has an acceleration of 6.0 m/s/s. If the mass of this object were doubled (with no change in its net force), then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 8
An object has an acceleration of 12.0 m/s/s. If the mass of this object were doubled (with no change in its net force), then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 9
An object has an acceleration of 18.0 m/s/s. If the mass of this object were doubled (with no change in its net force), then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 4
 
Question 10
An object has an acceleration of 6.0 m/s/s. If the mass of this object were tripled (with no change in its net force), then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 11
An object has an acceleration of 12.0 m/s/s. If the mass of this object were tripled (with no change in its net force), then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 12
An object has an acceleration of 18.0 m/s/s. If the mass of this object were tripled (with no change in its net force), then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 5
 
Question 13
An object has an acceleration of 6.0 m/s/s. If the net force acting upon this object were halved (i.e., one-half of the original net force), then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 14
An object has an acceleration of 12.0 m/s/s. If the net force acting upon this object were halved (i.e., one-half of the original net force), then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 15
An object has an acceleration of 18.0 m/s/s. If the net force acting upon this object were halved (i.e., one-half of the original net force), then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 6
 
Question 16
An object has an acceleration of 6.0 m/s/s. If the net force acting upon this object were one-third of the original net force, then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 17
An object has an acceleration of 12.0 m/s/s. If the net force acting upon this object were one-third of the original net force, then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 18
An object has an acceleration of 18.0 m/s/s. If the net force acting upon this object were one-third of the original net force, then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 7
 
Question 19
An object has an acceleration of 6.0 m/s/s. If the mass of this object were halved (i.e., reduced to one-half the original value) (with no change in its net force), then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 20
An object has an acceleration of 12.0 m/s/s. If the mass of this object were halved (i.e., reduced to one-half the original value) (with no change in its net force), then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 21
An object has an acceleration of 18.0 m/s/s. If the mass of this object were halved (i.e., reduced to one-half the original value) (with no change in its net force), then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 8
 
Question 22
An object has an acceleration of 6.0 m/s/s. If the mass of this object were reduced to one-third the original value (with no change in its net force), then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 23
An object has an acceleration of 12.0 m/s/s. If the mass of this object were reduced to one-third the original value (with no change in its net force), then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 24
An object has an acceleration of 18.0 m/s/s. If the mass of this object were reduced to one-third the original value (with no change in its net force), then its new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 9
 
Question 25
An object has an acceleration of 6.0 m/s/s. If the net force was doubled and the mass were tripled, then the new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 26
An object has an acceleration of 12.0 m/s/s. If the net force was doubled and the mass were tripled, then the new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 27
An object has an acceleration of 18.0 m/s/s. If the net force was doubled and the mass were tripled, then the new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 10
 
Question 28
An object has an acceleration of 6.0 m/s/s. If the net force was tripled and the mass were doubled, then the new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 29
An object has an acceleration of 12.0 m/s/s. If the net force was tripled and the mass were doubled, then the new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 30
An object has an acceleration of 18.0 m/s/s. If the net force was tripled and the mass were doubled, then the new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 11
 
Question 31
An object has an acceleration of 6.0 m/s/s. If the net force was tripled and the mass were halved, then the new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 32
An object has an acceleration of 12.0 m/s/s. If the net force was tripled and the mass were halved, then the new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 33
An object has an acceleration of 18.0 m/s/s. If the net force was tripled and the mass were halved, then the new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 12
 
Question 34
An object has an acceleration of 6.0 m/s/s. If the net force was doubled and the mass was one-third the original value, then the new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 35
An object has an acceleration of 12.0 m/s/s. If the net force was doubled and the mass was one-third the original value, then the new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
Question 36
An object has an acceleration of 18.0 m/s/s. If the net force was doubled and the mass was one-third the original value, then the new acceleration would be _____ m/s/s.
 
 
 



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