# Glencoe Science Level Red

## Chapter 5: Motion, Forces, and Simple Machines

### Calculate Acceleration

 1 You are sledding on a snow-covered hill at a speed of 6 m/s. There is a drop that increases your speed to 12 m/s in 4 s. Find your acceleration. A) 1.5 m/s2 B) 2 m/s2 C) 2.5 m/s2 D) 3 m/s2 2 You are snowboarding on a snow-covered hill at a speed of 8 m/s. There is a drop that increases your speed to 14 m/s in 3 s. Find your acceleration. A) 2.5 m/s2 B) 1.5 m/s2 C) 2 m/s2 D) 3 m/s2 3 You are skiing on a snow-covered hill at a speed of 12 m/s. There is a drop that increases your speed to 18 m/s in 2 s. Find your acceleration. A) 5 m/s2 B) 3.5 m/s2 C) 4 m/s2 D) 3 m/s2 4 You are ice skating on a rink at a speed of 4 m/s. There is a drop that increases your speed to 6 m/s in 4 s. Find your acceleration. A) 0.9 m/s2 B) 0.5 m/s2 C) 1.5 m/s2 D) 2 m/s2 5 The roller coaster you are on is moving at 12 m/s. 7 s later it does a loop-the-loop and is moving at 26 m/s. What is the roller coaster's acceleration over this time? A) 2 m/s2 B) 3 m/s2 C) 3.5 m/s2 D) 2.2 m/s2 6 The water ride you are on is moving at 14 m/s. 5 s later it is moving at 16 m/s. What is the water ride's acceleration over this time? A) 1 m/s2 B) 0.2 m/s2 C) 0.4 m/s2 D) 1.4 m/s2 7 The roller coaster you are on is moving at 16 m/s. 6 s later it does a loop-the-loop and is moving at 32 m/s. What is the roller coaster's acceleration over this time? A) 4.2 m/s2 B) 2.7 m/s2 C) 7.4 m/s2 D) 9 m/s2 8 The ferris wheel you are on is moving at 8 m/s. 10 s later it is moving at 10 m/s. What is the ferris wheel's acceleration over this time? A) 0.2 m/s2 B) 0.8 m/s2 C) 1.4 m/s2 D) 2 m/s2 9 The truck you are riding in is slowing down for a stoplight. It was initially traveling at 20 m/s and comes to a stop in 10 s. What's the car's acceleration? A) -8 m/s2 B) -6 m/s2 C) -2m/s2 D) -12 m/s2 10 The bus you are riding in is slowing down for a stoplight. It was initially traveling at 18 m/s and comes to a stop in 8 s. What's the bus' acceleration? A) 2.25 m/s2 B) 1.25 m/s2 C) 1.75 m/s2 D) 2 m/s2