Car Collision

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When a car crashes into a wall, does it just stop or does it bounce or roll backwards? A simulation relates velocity, kinetic energy, momentum, and restitution to answer this question. Scholars apply their knowledge through eight levels of difficulty.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss why cars don't actually have perfectly elastic crashes
  • Remind pupils where the energy goes when we don't observe it, i.e., heat, friction, etc.
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a free CK-12 account to access the interactive
Pros
  • Does not allow learners to move on until they have the correct answer
  • Offers hints if the answer is incorrect
Cons
  • None