## Momentum and Collisions - Lesson Plans

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Teacher Guides for labs can be found here.

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#### Day 1 of Momentum and Collisions

Lesson Plan
1. Introduce unit
Discuss momentum (definition, examples, equation, units, vector)
Discuss impulse (definition, equation, units; impulse-momentum change equation)
2. Lab 1 - Balloon Toss Lab
Do and process; discuss impulse=momentum change principle
3. Pair Practice: Momentum, Impulse, and Momentum Change Think Sheet
Do #1-10 (if time allows)

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Momentum and Its Conservation: Lesson 1, Parts a and b
2. Minds On Physics: Mission MC1 on Momentum

#### Day 2 of Momentum and Collisions

Lesson Plan
1. Review; discuss impulse-momentum change theorem
2. Pair Practice: Complete Momentum, Impulse, and Momentum Change Think Sheet
3. Concept Builder: Impulse-Momentum Change Table (Master Level)
4. Lab 2: Rebounding Versus Sticking

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Momentum and Its Conservation: Lesson 1, Part c
2. Concept Builder: Impulse-Momentum Change Table (Master and Wizard Level)

#### Day 3 of Momentum and Collisions

Lesson Plan
1. Multiple-impulse collisions (1-2 examples). Here's a source.
2. Post-Lab Lab 2
3. Complete Controlling a Collision Think Sheet
4. Concept Builder: Case Studies - Impulse and Force
5. Concept Builder: Being Impulsive About Momentum

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad: Momentum and Collisions 1 on Impulse and Momentum Change
2. Finish Concept Builder: Being Impulsive About Momentum

#### Day 4 of Momentum and Collisions

Lesson Plan
1. Lab 3: Action-Reaction
Do, post-lab and complete
2. Discuss ∆p1 = -∆p2; the Law of Momentum Conservation
3. Pair Practice: Action-Reaction and Momentum Conservation Think Sheet; Q#1-11

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Momentum and Its Conservation: Lesson 2, Parts a-c
2. Minds On Physics: Mission MC4 on Force, Impulse, and Momentum Change

#### Day 5 of Momentum and Collisions

Lesson Plan
1. Review; complete Action-Reaction and Momentum Conservation Think Sheet
2. Physics Interactives: Exploding Carts Simulation with Student Activity Sheet
Do, post-lab, and complete Concept Checker
3. Lab 4 - Before and After

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Momentum and Its Conservation: Lesson 2, Part d
2. Minds On Physics: Mission MC5 on Momentum Conservation

#### Day 6 of Momentum and Collisions

Lesson Plan
1. Post-Lab Lab 4 - Before and After; discuss ∆p1 = -∆p2; the Law of Momentum Conservation
2. Discuss collision analysis and momentum conservation law; use Collision Analysis Think Sheet
3. Concept Builder: Hit and Stick Collisions - Law Enforcement (Master Level)
4. Concept Builder: Explosions - Law Enforcement (Master Level)

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad - Momentum and Collisions 2 on Collision Analysis
2. If not done, complete Concept Builder(s)

#### Day 7 of Momentum and Collisions

Lesson Plan
1. Introduce "Momentum Plus" problems; do selected Qs from #1-6 of Momentum Zingers Think Sheet
2. Physics Interactives: Collision Carts with Student Activity Sheet (Hit and Stick Collisions)
Do, post-lab, and complete Concept Checker
3. Concept Builder: Keeping Track of Momentum - Hit and Stick Collisions (Master Level only)

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad - Momentum and Collisions 3 on Collision Analysis
2. If not done, finish Concept Builder and/or Concept Checker

#### Day 8 of Momentum and Collisions

Lesson Plan
1. Do selected "Momentum Plus" problems from #1-6 of Momentum Zingers Think Sheet
2. Concept Builder: Keeping Track of Momentum - Hit and Bounce Collisions (Master Level only)
3. Physics Interactives: Collision Carts with Student Activity Sheet (Hit and Bounce Collisions)
Do, post-lab, and complete Concept Checker

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad - Momentum and Collisions 4 on Momentum Plus Problems
2. If not done, finish Concept Builder and/or Concept Checker

#### Day 9 of Momentum and Collisions

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss hit-and-stick collisions and proportional reasoning; use Momentum Conservation as a Guide to Thinking Think Sheet
2. Lab 5 - Inelastic Collision Analysis
3. Physics Interactives: Fish Catch with Student Activity Sheet
Do, post-lab, and complete Concept Checker

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Momentum and Its Conservation: Lesson 2, Part e
2. Minds On Physics: Mission MC10 on Momentum and Proportional Reasoning

#### Day 10 of Momentum and Collisions

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss 2-Dimensional Collisions; use Collisions in Two-Dimensions Think Sheet
2. Lab 6 - What's Cooking? (demonstration lab)
Collect data and complete analysis

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Momentum and Its Conservation: Lesson 2, Part f
2. CalcPad - Momentum and Collisions 5 on Collision and Explosion Plus Analysis

#### Day 11 of Momentum and Collisions

Lesson Plan
1. More 2-Dimensional Collisions; complete Collisions in Two-Dimensions Think Sheet
2. Do selected 2D collision problems from #7-9 of Momentum Zingers Think Sheet
3. Lab 7 - Two-Dimensional Collision Lab

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Momentum and Its Conservation: Lesson 3
2. CalcPad - Momentum and Collisions 6 on Two-Dimensional Collisions

#### Day 12 of Momentum and Collisions

Lesson Plan
1. Do final 2D collision examples from #7-9 of Momentum Zingers Think Sheet
2. Introduce perfectly elastic collisions; use Elastic Collisions Think Sheet
3. Physics Interactives: use this simulation to do the Elasticity of Collisions Activity Sheet

Homework/Announcements
1. Complete Elasticity of Collisions Activity Sheet
2. CalcPad - Momentum and Collisions 7 on Two-Dimensional Collisions

#### Day 13 of Momentum and Collisions

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss elastic collisions problems; do #10-11 of Momentum Zingers Think Sheet
2. CalcPad - Momentum and Collisions 8 on Perfectly Elastic Collisions
3. Prepare for Test

Homework/Announcements
1. Prepare for Tomorrow's Test
2. Complete all unfinished work