Newton Newbies

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Newton Newbies

Perform this quiz in groups of 4 peopleYou should first consult with each other before you give an answer. Try to give good arguments to convince each other. Be sure to read the explanation because they contain important clues. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The apple is on a table and the three girls are looking at the apple, not allowed to touch the apple or to move the table. What will happen to the apple?
    • A. 

      The apple will rise and fly away

    • B. 

      The apple will fall through the table

    • C. 

      Nothing

    • D. 

      The apple will start spinning around

  • 2. 
    When one of the girls grabs the apple and then releases the apple, the apple will fall to the ground. Why is that?
    • A. 

      Because of a force applied to the apple which is not applied by the girl

    • B. 

      Because Obama decided that things will fall down instead of flying away.

    • C. 

      Because Newton arranged the world that way.

    • D. 

      Because of nuclear forces

  • 3. 
    Situation: You really don't like the current position of the piano in your living room. You want to push it away, but the piano doesn't move. How is this possible?
    • A. 

      Gravity is like glue. The piano will forever stay at that place. That's why most piano's have wheels.

    • B. 

      The force that you deliver will not be strong enough to move a heavy object of a piano.

    • C. 

      Because of nuclear forces

  • 4. 
    In space there is no gravity.What will happen if he blows on the ball?
    • A. 

      The ball will float to the right of the picture.

    • B. 

      The ball will stay in rest, at the same place as it is now.

    • C. 

      The ball will float to the right of the picture, and a bit down.

    • D. 

      The ball will fall down before he is able to blow on the ball

  • 5. 
    The man has blown on the ball. The ball floats to the right side of the picture. What will finally happen to the ball?
    • A. 

      The ball will slow down and stop after a few seconds

    • B. 

      If there were no walls in the spaceship the ball would float forever in that direction

    • C. 

      The ball will return to the start position

  • 6. 
    In the previous questions you experienced the Law of Inertia.This law describes the following: - An object stands still forever OR- will move forever with the same speed and direction UNLESS another force acts upon the object.Situation: The army trains to fire with weapons. How come, when a bullet is fired from a gun, it will eventually fall to the ground and not be going in a straight line forever?
    • A. 

      The Earth is round, so if the bullet goes in a straight line it will just fly into space

    • B. 

      Certain forces have influence on the bullet and make it descent over time

    • C. 

      The bullet is designed in such a way that it will deflect to the ground.

  • 7. 
    What force(s) is/are at play when a bullet is fired from a gun?
    • A. 

      Gravity pull

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Air resistance

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Situation: When a train suddenly starts, the passengers tend to fall backwards. How is this possible?
    • A. 

      The lower part of the body which is in contact with the train begins to move while the upper part of the body tends to maintain its position of rest.

    • B. 

      This is because human beings can't keep balance very well

    • C. 

      The passengers should not move (stand still) in the train so other forces don't affect them. When they move they tend to fall.

  • 9. 
    Law of InertiaInertia means 'slowness'. A heavy train or a heavy piano which is in a position of rest (standing still) will need to be affected by a big force to be unbalanced to get them moved. To unbalance and to get into a new balance of moving is a relative slow process. That's why passengers tend to fall and do not adapt that fast to the new speed of a train. Finding a new balance (moving in this case) is a slow process.The next question is nor good nor wrong. You won't get points for this question so it doesn't matter what you fill in.Do all of you understand what is explained by the text displayed above and beneath?- An object stands still forever OR- will move forever with the same speed and direction UNLESS another force acts upon the object.
    • A. 

      Yes, I think I kind of get it

    • B. 

      No, I do not fully understand

    • C. 

      No, all of this is complete magic to me

  • 10. 
    Situation: There's a table with a full glass of water on it and a piece of paper underneath the glass. A student is about to pull away the paper very fast from under the glass. What will happen?
    • A. 

      The force of gravity is too strong, the paper can't be pulled

    • B. 

      The paper will be pulled without the glass moving

    • C. 

      The paper will be pulled, but the glass will move or fall

  • 11. 
    Situation: A girl is standing on a table on her rollerskates. There are 3 students that push the table from left to right. What will happen to the girl when the table starts moving?
    • A. 

      Nothing. The table can't be moved because of the weight of the girl

    • B. 

      The girl will be standing still as the table moves from left to right

    • C. 

      The girl will fall off because of the force of the moving table

    • D. 

      The girl will move in the direction in which the table is moved

  • 12. 
    How is this possible?
    • A. 

      All forces are in balance

    • B. 

      The girl countermoves to the movements of the table, but you can't see that on the video

    • C. 

      There is a motor in her skates

    • D. 

      Because of the nuclear forces