## 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

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: Momentum, Impulse, and Momentum Change Think Sheet
3. Applications of Impulse = ∆Momentum; use Controlling a Collision Think Sheet (selected Qs)
4. Concept Builder: Impulse-Momentum Change Table (Apprentice Level)

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

#### Day 3 of Momentum and Collisions

Lesson Plan
1. Complete Controlling a Collision Think Sheet
2. Concept Builder: Case Studies - Impulse and Force
3. Lab 2: Rebounding vs. Sticking

Homework/Announcements
1. 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

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Momentum and Its Conservation: Lesson 2, Part d
2. Concept Builder: Explosions - Law Enforcement (Master Level)
3. Minds On Physics: Mission MC5 on Momentum Conservation

#### Day 6 of Momentum and Collisions

Lesson Plan
1. Lab 4 - Before and After
2. Discuss collision analysis and momentum conservation law; use Collision Analysis Think Sheet (selected Qs)
3. Concept Builder: Hit and Stick Collisions - Law Enforcement

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad - Momentum and Collisions 1 on Collision Analysis

#### Day 7 of Momentum and Collisions

Lesson Plan
1. Collision Analysis Think Sheet (selected Qs)
2. Physics Interactives: Collision Carts with Student Activity Sheet (Hit and Stick Collisions)
Do, post-lab, and complete Concept Checker
3. If time allows, start CalcPad - Momentum and Collisions 2 on Collision Analysis

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

#### Day 8 of Momentum and Collisions

Lesson Plan
1. Physics Interactives: Collision Carts with Student Activity Sheet (Hit and Bounce Collisions)
Do, post-lab, and complete Concept Checker
2. Physics Interactives: Fish Catch with Student Activity Sheet
Do, post-lab, and complete Concept Checker
3. If time allows, start CalcPad - Momentum and Collisions 3 on Collision Analysis

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad - Momentum and Collisions 3 on Collision Analysis
2. Minds On Physics: Mission MC10 on Momentum and Proportional Reasoning

#### 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 Lab

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad - Momentum and Collisions 4 on Collision Analysis

#### Day 10 of Momentum and Collisions

Lesson Plan
Review day: this is a chance for students to process ideas, work independently or together, and prepare for exam. Suggested online review activities include:
1. Concept Builder: Momentum
2. Concept Builder: Keeping Track of Momentum - Hit and Stick Collisions
3. Concept Builder: Keeping Track of Momentum - Hit and Bounce Collisions
4. Minds On Physics: Mission MC2 on Impulse and Momentum Change
5. Minds On Physics: Mission MC3 on Impulse-Momentum Change Variables
6. CalcPad - Momentum and Collisions 5 - a Unit Review
7. The Review Session: Momentum and Collisions
NOTE: The above assignments are intended as optional review assignments and not required assignments.

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