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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. As he moves his arms inward, speed should increase. Make sure to have kids take measurements and perform associated calculations. 
In this momentum worksheet, students 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.
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. This makes an appropriate practice to assign before having your class experiment with momentum in the lab.
Students 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.
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.
In this momentum worksheet, students review the equations for finding momentum using the mass and speed. They solve eighteen problems using the equation for momentum to find the unknown.
In this linear momentum worksheet, learners calculate force, impulse and momentum to answer 50 multiple choice questions. They identify elastic and inelastic collision.
In this momentum worksheet, students will calculate the maximum forward momentum of the Apollo 11 lunar spacecraft at three different stages of its space travel.
In this momentum worksheet, students review the concepts associated with the conservation of momentum, kinetic energy, and collisions. This worksheet has 5 problems to solve.
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. An answer key is provided. You could assign the first part as homework and then give the shorter second part as a quiz.
In this momentum worksheet, students review the equation to solve for momentum and the Law of Conservation of Momentum. Students complete 8 matching, 6 fill in the blank, and 8 problems to solve.
Middle schoolers examine the law of conservation of momentum. In this physics lesson, students play marbles in order to compare the mass of the marble and velocities effects. Middle schoolers receive directions of the marbles game and collect data while playing marbles of how the varied mass of marbles effects each other. Students discuss in small groups the effect of small marbles onto large marbles.
High schoolers explain that mass times velocity equals momentum. They investigate the impacts of collisions and their results and determine the vector of an incident.
Students experiment with the bounce of balls on various surfaces. In this physics lesson, students use various surfaces to bounce balls to study the momentum. This hands-on activity with the concepts of elasticity of surfaces which is expanded to seat belts and air bags.
Students study the Conservation of Momentum.  In this momentum lesson students use the Conservation of Momentum to determine the velocity of a tennis ball as it comes out of a cannon. 
In this impulsive force worksheet, students calculate speed, force, and velocity for several word problems as it relates to the concepts in physics. Students also apply the momentum conservation equation to each problem.
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!
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.
Ninth graders investigate momentum and force. In this Physical Science lesson plan, 9th graders will participate in activities at three different science centers. The students will be using vernier probes and software to calculate momentum in center one, create a Newton's Laws PowerPoint in center two, and create a summary of their work using a photo story in center three.
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.