Paper Car Crash Design

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High school physical scientists collide with motion. They work in pairs to design a paper car that will protect a raw egg during a head-on collision. Measurements of distance traveled, time of run, vehicle specs, and photo gate flags are to be recorded, and calculations are to be made for velocity and momentum as part of a lab report.

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  • A rubric and list of lab report criteria is provided in a separate handout
  • Specific concepts addressed are not really covered in the document; make sue to teach about momentum, acceleration, and collision prior to assigning this activity