In this lesson, students will use a simulation to explore the concept of momentum, develop an understanding of how mass affects velocity, and ultimately the conservation of momentum.
- Students will use an animation to explore the concept of momentum.
- Students will develop an understanding how mass affects velocity.
- Students will compare the relationship between the mass of two objects and their velocities to further understand conservation of Momentum.
About the Lesson
This lesson involves students animating two masses, observing their velocities, and comparing the products of the mass and velocity of each cart to one another.
As a result, students will:
- Develop an understanding that the product of mass and velocity, i.e., momentum, for each cart is the same.