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GUIDES  
1  Momentum
Examples Definitions of quantities, explanations of equations, and worked out example problems. 
2  Newton's
Second
Law and Momentum Reveals Newton's second law of motion as given on the Principia and defines momentum. 
3  Conservation
of
Momentum Describes how momentum is conserved in explosions, inelastic collisions, and elastic collisions. 
4 
Conservation
of
Momentum Examples Worked out, numerical examples of conservation of momentum number puzzles. 
JOBS  
1  Introduction to
Momentum Springboard  Presentation HD
(QuickTime)  Answers Classroom discussion guide to introduce the concept of momentum as "how difficult it is to stop" a body. 
2  Take
a Flying Leap Springboard  Presentation (QuickTime)
 Answers Why do we flex our legs when landing from a jump? An introduction to impulse. 
3  Conservation of Momentum
Number Puzzles Part I: Momentum  Presentation HD
(QuickTime)  Answers Simple, basic, fundamental, gentle leadin to the wonderful world of momentum conservation. 
4  Conservation of Momentum
Number Puzzles Part II: Speed  Answers Repeat of the scenarios presented in part 1, this time trying to solve for a missing velocity. 
5 
Conservation of
Momentum Number Puzzles Part III: More Puzzles  Answers You can never have too much practice solving conservation of momentum number puzzles. 
LABS  

Data
Studious Getting acquainted with Pasco's Data Studio with the intent to use it for a conservation of momentum lab. 
2  Crash and Stick Conservation of momentum in inelastic collisions. 
3  Such
Sweet
Sorrow Conservation of momentum in explosions. 
DEMO  The unlinked titles below are available in the Conceptual Physics lab manual from Pearson Education  Amazon link  
Things That Go Bump  Presentation HD
(QuickTime) The old demo showing the difference in force between an elastic and inelastic collision using a switchable point swinging dart. 

OTHER  
1 
Momentum Begins With an M
(QuickTime) Part of the "Physics Begins with an M" series. This is a QuickTime export from Keynote that has been Zipped. 
2 
Egg
Toss
Competition  VideoClips The details and mechanics of a oneperiod egg toss competition. 
3 
Kinetic
Karnival: Forces and Collisions  FULL
KINETIC
KARNIVAL VIDEO ONLINE HERE! Jearl Walker breaks bricks with his bare hands and volunteers to be the meat for a nail board sandwich. Alternate forms accommodate students seated sidebyside. 
4 
Mechanical
Universe: Conservation of Momentum [Teachers
Pay Teachers question sets] This episode develops the ideas associated with conservation of momentum in one and two dimensions. What better backdrop than Chalky's Billiard Academy? Alternate forms accommodate students seated sidebyside. 
5 
Momentum Crossword  Grid  Clues Crossword puzzles are highly personalized and may not always translate well from my classroom to yours. 
6 
Practice Test
Questions  Answers Sample test questions covering momentum. 
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