Case Studies: Impulse and Force

Why are gym walls padded and cars required to have air bags? Scholars observe two similar situations, such as those listed above, with only one variable altered. They identify the different variable and determine how the variation affects the momentum, impulse, and force.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Work through one problem in each set together as a class before assigning the rest as independent work
Classroom Considerations

  • Display adjusts to fit any size screen
  • Relies on prior knowledge of the Impulse and Momentum Change Theorem
  • Part of a larger series on Momentum and Collisions
  • Exercises require thinking and reasoning
Pros

  • Works well in a traditional or flipped classroom
  • Uses colors and shapes to display progress and concepts pupils struggle with
Cons

  • None
Common Core