Physics Jeopardy

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Review game for 1st semester high school physics covering circular motion, free fall, and projectile motion.

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Physics Jeopardy

  1. 1. 2 pt 3 pt 4 pt 5pt 1 pt 2 pt 3 pt 4 pt 5 pt 1 pt 2pt 3 pt 4pt 5 pt 1pt 2pt 3 pt 4 pt 5 pt 1 pt 2 pt 3 pt 4pt 5 pt 1pt Circular Motion Free Fall Newton’s Laws Projectile Motion Misc.
  2. 2. “ Centripetal” Acceleration means…? Answer
  3. 3. Centripetal acceleration means…? “ center-seeking”
  4. 4. All circular motion has acceleration directed towards…? Answer
  5. 5. All circular motion has acceleration directed towards…? The center of motion
  6. 6. The acceleration of an object in circular motion does not depend on…? Answer
  7. 7. The acceleration of an object in circular motion does not depend on…? mass
  8. 8. All objects in circular motion move faster on the edge of the circle or in the middle? Answer
  9. 9. All objects in circular motion move faster on the edge of the circle or in the middle? The edge
  10. 10. The equation for centripetal force is just which equation re-written? Answer
  11. 11. The equation for centripetal force is just which equation re-written? Newton’s Second Law
  12. 12. This is the only force acting on objects in freefall? Answer
  13. 13. This is the only force acting on objects in freefall? Gravity
  14. 14. Freefall is the same as floating. T or F. Answer
  15. 15. Freefall is the same as floating. T or F. False.
  16. 16. Astronauts in space are freefalling constantly. T or F. Answer
  17. 17. Astronauts in space are freefalling constantly. T or F. True
  18. 18. Weightlessness is another form of freefall. Answer
  19. 19. Weightlessness is another form of freefall. True.
  20. 20. All objects in freefall have the same speed. T or F. Answer
  21. 21. All objects in freefall have the same speed. T or F. It depends on if there is air resistance or not.
  22. 22. In 10 words or less, list the three laws of motion. Answer
  23. 23. In 10 words or less, list the three laws of motion. 1st: objects in motion, stay in motion, etc.
  24. 24. Inertia is a property of mass. T or F. Answer
  25. 25. Inertia is a property of mass. T or F. True.
  26. 26. The equation for weight is a rearranged form of Newton’s First Law. Answer
  27. 27. The equation for weight is a rearranged form of Newton’s First Law. No, 2 nd Law.
  28. 28. Daily Double
  29. 29. Explain Newton’s 2 nd Law in words. Answer
  30. 30. Explain Newton’s 2nd Law in words. A net force on a mass causes and acceleration.
  31. 31. The recoil of gun is explained by Newton’s 1 st Law. T or F. Answer
  32. 32. The recoil of gun is explained by Newton’s 1st Law. T or F. F, Newton’s 3 rd Law.
  33. 33. The vertical speed of a projectile never changes. Answer
  34. 34. The vertical speed of a projectile never changes. False, it is always accelerating.
  35. 35. What is the equation for the horizontal component of a projectile? Answer
  36. 36. What is the equation for the horizontal component of a projectile? V x = v 0 cos θ
  37. 37. The shape of the trajectory of a projectile is a…? Answer
  38. 38. The shape of the trajectory of a projectile is a…? Parabola
  39. 39. What is the definition of a projectile? Answer
  40. 40. What is the definition of a projectile? Any object that is kicked, shot, or thrown and acted upon by gravity.
  41. 41. What is the relationship between vertical velocity and horizontal velocity of a projectile? Answer
  42. 42. What is the relationship between vertical velocity and horizontal velocity of a projectile? They are independent of each other
  43. 43. Which is bigger: a mile or a kilometer? Answer
  44. 44. Which is bigger: a mile or a kilometer? A kilometer
  45. 45. What charge does a proton have? Answer
  46. 46. What charge does a proton have? Positive
  47. 47. Why is the sky blue? Answer
  48. 48. Why is the sky blue? Because of the diffraction of sunlight through the atmosphere.
  49. 49. What element do all living things have in common? Answer
  50. 50. What element do all living things have in common? Carbon
  51. 51. What is the difference between speed and velocity? Answer
  52. 52. What is the difference between speed and velocity? Velocity is speed in a particular direction

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