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  • Conservation of Momentum 1

    Book Chapter | May 2009

    This lab introduces students to the idea of recoil and how conservation of momentum can be used to explain it. Many people use action/reaction to explain recoil, but conservation of momentum can be used equally well.…

  • Conservation of Momentum 2

    Book Chapter | May 2009

    This inquiry activity should be performed after students have learned about momentum, but before they learn about conservation of momentum. Students will discover that when two objects push off each other, the momentum…

  • Impulse and Momentum

    Book Chapter | June 2017

    The purpose of this lab is to introduce students to the core idea of forces and motion by giving students an opportunity to explore impulses and momentum to determine ”How Does Changing the Magnitude and Duration of a…

  • Angular Momentum

    Book Chapter | September 2014

    The concept of angular momentum can be related to linear momentum. The difference is that while linear momentum occurs with motion in a straight line, angular momentum applies to circular motion. The observations in…

  • Linear Momentum and Collisions

    Book Chapter | June 2017

    The purpose of this lab is to introduce students to the core idea of forces and motion by giving them the opportunity to explore the conservation of momentum during a collision to determine ”When Two Objects Collide and…

  • Emphasizing Physics Concepts with Cartoons

    Journal Article | February 2020

    Impulse and momentum Newton dealt … with momentum in his writings, for the concept of energy was vague in his time … a century.  His phrasing of his second law was in terms of momentum …

  • Why Does Water Swirl When it Goes Down a Drain?

    Journal Article | February 2019

    known as angular momentum. The angular momentum is the product … momentum stays the same. One last bit of terminology: When something stays … that the angular momentum stays the same is known as the conservation of angular …

  • Design Your Own Navy

    Journal Article | March 2019

    Virtual shipbuilding technology from professional naval engineeers

  • Ride the Movies

    Journal Article | March 2019

    Apply science and engineering practices to design and build an amusement park ride based on a Hollywood film.

  • STEMonstrations aboard the International Space Station

    Journal Article | March 2020

    the heavier car will keep rolling (momentum). Students may change …

  • Superhero Physics

    Journal Article | March 2020

    learning about momentum (as it pertained to Wonder Woman), energy transfer …

  • Fun With Forces and Motion

    Journal Article | March 2020

    of science concepts such as forces and motion in their daily activities … 3- PS2), Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions (NGSS Lead States 2013 … that the students say related to the concept of forces and motion are written down …

  • Fun With Forces and Motion

    Journal Article | April 2020

    of science concepts such as forces and motion in their daily activities … science (3-PS2), Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions (NGSS Lead … or phrases that the students say related to the concept of forces and motion …

  • Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge Testimonials

    Page | March 2020

    has given us a start and some momentum. Students are more excited about … has given us a start and some momentum. Students are more excited about …

  • Developing and Implementing a Campus-Wide Professional Development Program: Successes and Challenges

    Journal Article | November 2019

    Gateways-ND is a 5-year, National Science Foundation–funded effort directed toward three goals: maximizing the instructional effectiveness of postsecondary STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)…

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