Conservation of Momentum: Physics Lab


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What is momentum?

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1. What is conservation of momentum?

2. Why does momentum seem to disappear when you push a shopping cart and let it stop on its own?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the quiz and worksheet to assess what you know about a physics lab on momentum conversion. Topics you for which you'll be responsible include defining momentum and the conservation of momentum.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will help you to:

  • Understand momentum's processes
  • Recognize source of uncertainty when trying to measure momentum
  • Be able to determine surfaces that would work best for a conservation of momentum experiment

Skills Practiced

Use the quiz and worksheet to:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on momentum conversion
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the velocity of an object and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding conservation of momentum experiments

Additional Learning

Want to find out more about conservation of momentum? Read this lesson entitled Conservation of Momentum: Physics Lab. The lesson will cover the following:

  • Be able to understand the role of momentum with regard to outside forces
  • Understand steps of a physics lab experiment
  • Analyze data