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Messing with Momentum
Twenty-one thought-provoking questions about momentum and impulse fill the page. Physics enthusiasts describe momentum, relate it to impulse, describe conservation of momentum, and define two types of collisions. They apply equations in order to find the force of friction, impulse, velocity, and momentum.
9th - 12th Science 41 Views 95 Downloads
Tinkering with Tops
Get kids' heads spinning by challenging them to design a top that will rotate for a minimum of 10 seconds without leaving a 30-cm circle. Groups of learners collaborate through a planning stage, testing stage, and evaluation stage. Some reading is provided on the history, anatomy, and types of tops, and on angular momentum for older pupils.
3rd - 12th Science 58 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Designed
If you have a rotating office chair in your classroom, you can have physics pupils participate in this simple, yet effective demonstration of angular momentum. One partner sits in the chair, arms outstretched, holding heavy weights. The other partner spins him around.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Momentum
Simple momentum computations and more complex collision computations can be found on these two worksheets. All of them can be answered by choosing from five possibilities. The first worksheet contains nine problems to solve, while the second contains five.
9th - 12th Science 13 Views 38 Downloads
Law of Conservation of Momentum
A suggested sequence of events lays out five hands-on activities and four creative assessments on the conservation of momentum. Using spring scales and mail scales, junior physicists examine Newton's Third Law. After you have taught the concept in class, reinforce student learning with this outstanding series of explorations.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 50 Downloads
Nine questions about momentum make up this assignment. The first six questions require short answers that include writing out equations and defining terms. The remaining questions require the use of problem-solving skills. Being fairly brief, this would serve as a telling pop quiz!
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 28 Downloads
Young Newtons solve nine momentum problems on a physics homework assignment. They tell which moving object has more momentum, compute average force, determine velocity, and more. Using this resource, you can assess your physics pupils' grasp of Newton's first law.
9th - 12th Science 13 Views 26 Downloads
Momentum and Conservation of Momentum
In this momentum worksheet, high schoolers calculate momentum from the mass and velocity of an object. Students learn about the Law of Conservation of Momentum. This worksheet has 8 matching, 6 fill in the blank, and 8 word problems.
9th - 12th Science 21 Views 16 Downloads
Class Activity: BOUNCE!
Kinematic equations are used to calculate the velocity and momentum of different types of balls bounced on different surfaces. The lesson plan is detailed and provides a materials list, background information, and procedures. Instructions are given for how to locate the needed lab worksheet on another website.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 66 Downloads
Unit IX: Worksheet 1 - Impulsive Force
Bouncing balls and rockets taking off provide ammunition for your physics arsenal. Your class will solve mulit-step problems for velocity, momentum, and force. This is an ideal homework assignment for practice solving motion problems.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 11 Downloads
Unit IX: Worksheet 3 - Impulsive Force
Eight motion-related problems are contained in this physics assignment. Upcoming physicists calculate combined velocity after collisions, impulse, and momentum. They also address critical thinking situations, making this a well-rounded set of physics exercises to assign as homework or an assessment.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 10 Downloads
What on Earth is Spin?
If your head is spinning when you consider teaching the action of spinning, this video is sure to settle things. First, the motion is defined and described. The conservation of angular momentum, the Coriolis effect, and the air pressure causing extreme storms are all explained.
4 mins 7th - 12th Science 13 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students conduct a hands-on experiment with collisions between two skateboards of different masses. They are introduced to the concept of conservation of momentum in collisions and consider how their observations might help engineers design safer equipment.
5th - 7th Science 5 Views 9 Downloads
THE PHYSICS OF MOVING THINGS (AND NOT A MOMENTUM TOO SOON!)
Young scholars list three examples of momentum found in their local environment; describe the importance of mass and velocity on momentum; and determine what is necessary to produce the greatest amount of momentum within a particular system.
7th - 9th Science 9 Views 53 Downloads
Collisions adn Momentum: Bouncing Balls
Students explore the concepts of potential and kinetic energy by bouncing assorted balls on different surfaces and calculating the momentum for each ball. They give examples of collisions and momentum in sports and understand that collisions and momentum play an important role in the design of safe automobiles.
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering 7 Views 33 Downloads
Bill Nye The Science Guy on Momentum
Build momentum in your physical science class with this clip. When teaching Newton's second law of motion, you can use it to introduce the role played by mass in momentum. Be aware, however, that about a third of the video is simply made up of black and white footage of different scenarios where momentum is involved, such as riding a bike downhill and kicking a ball.
2 mins 4th - 8th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads