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An impressive set of slides introduces mechanical physics masters to the concepts of momentum, impulse, and collisions. First, a concept is explained, then a couple of sample problems are solved. High-quality images supplement the explanations on most slides. After working through this PowerPoint, your class will be ready to tackle some practice problems solving for momentum, impulse force, velocity, and net momentum after a collision.
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.
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 activity 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.
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!
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.
Students 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. Students 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.
Second graders experience practicing with a wide variety of vocabulary terms that relate to the Vista/Module "Angular Momentum:" momentum, inertia, force; motion, direction, centripetal force; angular momentum, gyroscope, resist. They utilize their class science journals to complete their task with this lesson.
Pupils explore the concept of "transfer of momentum". In this physics lesson, students observe the results of two objects or people as they make contact in different ways. Pupils on roller blades and model cars of different weights are used as stationary or moving participants as students observe "transfer of momentum". Following the demonstration, pupils draw conclusions about laws of physics that were observed.