Instructional Video

Momentum

If you hit an object in the road when you're traveling at 60 mph, will it slow you down? Use the concept of momentum to explore this question. Make momentum calculations and predictions for velocity after collisions. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use as an opener for a lesson on momentum
  • After viewing the video, challenge learners to calculate the velocity of colliding vehicles that are heading toward each other
Classroom Considerations
  • Review the mathematics of working with formulas to prepare for the lesson
  • The 22nd lesson in a 49-part video series
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
Pros
  • Progression of the examples scaffolds to the most difficult question, making it easier to understand
  • The way the narrator explains the formula helps scholars understand the different components
Cons
  • None
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