FCAT Science Sample Questions
Sam drops a rubber ball from the top of a staircase to his friend, as shown in the picture below. The speed of the ball increases as it gets farther away from Sam’s hand.
One ball is dropped
What is the best explanation for the increase in the speed of the ball?
Electric forces are acting on the ball.
Air resistance is accelerating the ball.
Magnetic forces are pushing the ball.
Gravitational force is pulling on the ball.
The Rocky Mountains are known for beautiful scenery. Which processes of the Rocky Mountains most likely required the longest period of time to occur?
growth of plants and trees
formation of valleys from glaciers
large uplift of the land from tectonic forces
large accumulation of snow on the mountaintops
FCAT 2011 S
Fl id D