Lesson Worksheet: Scalars and Vectors Science
In this worksheet, we will practice defining physical quantities as scalars or vectors depending on whether they have a direction.
What must a vector quantity have that a scalar quantity must also have?
- AA magnitude
- BA direction
What must a vector quantity have that a scalar quantity cannot have?
- AA direction
- BA magnitude
Fill in the blanks: A displacement is a distance in a particular direction. Displacement is the quantity of change of .
- Ascalar, position
- Bvector, speed
- Cscalar, speed
- Dvector, position
Fill in the blanks: The of an object has a direction that points from the center of of the object to the center of of Earth.
- Aweight, mass, mass
- Bweight, weight, weight
- Cmass, gravity, mass
- Dmass, gravity, gravity
- Emass, mass, mass
Fill in the blank: A velocity is a speed in a particular direction. Velocity is the change of with time.
Which of the following best states what a physical quantity is?
- AA physical quantity is a measurement of something.
- BA physical quantity is something that can be measured.
Is force a vector or a scalar quantity?
Fill in the blanks: It is possible to move along the length of the arrow without direction. This is possible moving along the length of the arrow.
- Ared, changing, not, green
- Bgreen, changing, also, red
- Cgreen, changing, not, red
- Dgreen, having a, not, red
The car shown is at the center of a circle. The car moves a distance of 30 meters, and its final position is 30 meters away from its starting position. Did the car move in a single direction?
The car shown is at the center of a circle. The car moved a distance of 30 metres in the direction that it was facing before it started to move. Must the car have moved in a single direction?