Newton’s 1st Law – Chapter 12 – Quiz Questions #1
pp. 397 - 398
- State and give an example of Newton’s first law of motion.
- Explain the concept of “net force.”
- Define the word “inertia.”
- How is inertia related to mass?
- A magician pulls a table cloth out from underneath a set of dishes without moving or breaking the dishes. Using Newton’s 1st law, explain how this is possible.
- When you are a rider in a car and the driver makes a sharp turn, you appear to slide towards the side of the car. Use Newton’s 1st law to explain why you slide towards the door.
- Why are babies placed in backwards-facing car seats?
- Why do passengers wear seat belts in cars?
- A bowling ball in motion tends to remain in motion unless acted on by an outside force. Why is it difficult to start a bowling ball moving?
- You are in an airplane cruising at 500 km/hr. You jump straight up in the aisle of the airplane. Where do you land and why?
- You are in an automobile cruising at 35 miles/hr. You toss a tennis ball up in the air. Where does it land and why?
- Explain how Newton’s 1st Law is responsible for space travel.