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Clash, Crash, and Bam: Momentum

Clash, Crash, and Bam: Momentum

Author: Theo Batiste

It's time to crash our heads together

HS-PS2-2.Use mathematical representations to support the claim that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force on the system. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the quantitative conservation of momentum in interactions and the qualitative meaning of this principle.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to systems of two macroscopic bodies moving in one dimension.]

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Hello Students, 

This is a web based activity on the law of Conservation of Momentum. In here you will learn about: Momentum Conservation, Elastic and Inelastic Collisions, and Impulse. On the side are quiz questions you can answer while going through the simulations and videos. Enjoy building up the momentum of your thought process. 

Law of conservation of momentum

Complete the following Scenarios:

Mass/Velocity 1: Red Ball
Mass/Velocity 2: Blue Ball

Scenario 1,

Mass 1 : .25 Velocity 1: 4
Mass 2 : 2 Velocity 2: 0

Scenario 2

Mass 1: 5 Velocity 1: 4
Mass 2: 2.5 Velocity 2: 0

Scenario 3.

Mass 1: 2.5 Velocity 1: 4
Mass 2: 2.5 Velocity 2: 0

Scenario 4,

Mass 1: 2.5 Velocity 1: 2
Mass 2: 2.5 Velocity 2: -2

Record your results on a separate paper, Set up the Conservation of momentum problem.