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Ch 12.3 Newton's 3rd Law of Motion and Momentum

Ch 12.3 Newton's 3rd Law of Motion and Momentum

Author: deirdre carney
  • Explain how action and reaction forces are related according to Newton's third law of motion
  • Calculate the momentum of an object and describe what happens when momentum is conserved during a collision

Nevada Science Standards

P.12.B.1 Students know laws of motion can be used to determine the effects of forces on the motion of objects. E/S 

Next Generation Science Standards

HS-PS2-b Use mathematical expressions to support the claim that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force on the system.


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Read Chapter 12.3 Newton's 3rd Law of Motion and Momentum
Outline the reading in your Science Notebook & include major points and diagrams/tables.
You should focus on the following essential questions:
-What is Newton's 3rd Law of Motion
- What is needed for an object to have a large momentum
- How is momentum conserved


Source: prentice Hall Physical Science - Concepts in Action

Video Clip: Momentum

Mr. Andersen explains the concept of momentum. He also shows you how to solve simple momentum problems. He finally shows you how momentum is both conserved and relative.