Collisions and Momentum: Bouncing Balls

Middle schoolers 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.

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Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Language
English
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
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