How Soccer Can Help Us Understand Physics

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Closely read the authentic text 'How Soccer Can Help Us Understand Physics' citing textual evidence to answer research-based comprehension questions aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

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What does the word tendency mean?  
Once it is in motion, what does an object like a soccer ball have a natural tendency to do?  
Choose the answer that best completes the sentence below.Newton suggested that a ball has a natural tendency to keep moving _______ others believed that a ball has a natural tendency to stop.    
According to Newton’s First Law of Motion, what will happen to a soccer ball that is kicked?    
Swimmers wearing full-body suits that reduced underwater friction were able to swim faster than other swimmers.  What evidence from the passage supports this statement?  
What are some things cyclists do to reduce friction?  
End of Passage Quiz 
The end of the passage states that without the forces of physics, every time you kicked a soccer ball or jumped on a bike, the ball and the bike would keep going, forever. Explain why the ball and bike would keep going, using evidence from the passage.