Another Physics Misconception

Your physics class will really pick up speed after watching an insightful video about momentum! Learners discover the rest of the story of the P = mv equation. The narrator shows the difference between massed and massless objects in the momentum calculation.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Show the video after class members are comfortable with the momentum equation to shake things up
  • Have paired pupils research the events of 1905 that led to the new factors in the momentum equation
Classroom Considerations

  • Must have prior knowledge of speed, mass, momentum, and velocity for this resource
Pros

  • Resource illustrates the concept of science changing as new theories emerge, an important concept in most curricula
  • Animations are fun and provide visual cues that help break down the parts of the equation
Cons

  • None