Students explore the concept of momentum. In this physics instructional activity, students observe and compare two "carts" being released to move in various situations, and draw conclusions as to why the carts moved or didn't move.
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Bill Nye The Science Guy on Momentum
Build momentum in your physical science class with this clip. When teaching Newton's second law of motion, you can use it to introduce the role played by mass in momentum. Be aware, however, that about a third of the video is simply made...
2 mins 4th - 8th Science
New Review Science of NFL Football: Newton's Third Law of Motion
A football tackle is just a transfer of momentum, Learners discover the principles of Newton's Third Law by analyzing football tackling. The third lesson in a series of 10 videos shows how the mass and velocity of a defensive player lead...
4 mins 5th - 12th Science
TE Activity: Super Spinners!
Students make spinners to investigate rotational inertia, rotational speed, angular momentum, and velocity. They make two sets of spinners that have different mass distributions and shapes. They complete a worksheet while experimenting...
5th - 7th Technology & Engineering