This inquiry-based activity challenges students to apply their understanding of momentum and collision to determine who is at fault in an automobile accident. It is part of a larger online collection of reference materials and content support for high school physics teachers and learners.
collision, conservation of linear momentum, conservation of momentum, inelastic collision, momentum
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March 19, 2007
by Caroline Hall
November 17, 2009
by Lyle Barbato
Last Update when Cataloged:
July 18, 2006
This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.
Topic: Impulse and Momentum Unit Title: Practical Examples for Impulse and Momentum
This inquiry-based activity challenges students to apply their understanding of momentum and collision to determine who is at fault in an automobile accident. It would be especially appropriate for cooperative learning groups.
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