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Below is a sample breakdown of the Linear Momentum in Physics chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Linear Momentum and Impulse||Solve momentum formulas, explore the relationship between impulse and a change in momentum, and explain how collisions occur in physics|
|Tuesday||Conservation of Linear Momentum||External forces affecting momentum, systems of motion, and Newton's Third Law of Motion|
|Wednesday||Elastic and Inelastic Collisions||Define these types of collisions, then describe how conservation of momentum relates to collisions|
|Thursday||Isolated Systems in Physics||Explore isolated systems and provide examples|
|Friday||The Center of Mass and Center of Gravity||Explain and calculate the center of mass and the center of gravity|
1. Linear Momentum: Definition, Equation, and Examples
Any moving object has momentum, but how much momentum it has depends on its mass and velocity. In this lesson, you'll identify linear momentum, as well as see examples of how an object's momentum is affected by mass and velocity.
2. Momentum and Impulse: Definition, Theorem and Examples
To understand how a change in momentum affects an object, we look to impulse. In this lesson, you'll understand how impulse describes an object's change in momentum, as well as how changing the force or time of the impulse can have very different outcomes.
3. Conservation of Linear Momentum: Formula and Examples
The law of conservation of momentum tells us that the amount of momentum for a system doesn't change. In this lesson, we'll explore how that can be true even when the momenta of the individual components does change.
4. Elastic and Inelastic Collisions: Difference and Principles
When objects come in contact with each other, a collision occurs. In this lesson, you'll learn about the two types of collisions as well as how momentum is conserved in each.
5. Isolated Systems in Physics: Definition and Examples
Systems are important to understand when studying physics, but they are not always easy to describe. In this video lesson, you'll identify isolated systems and understand what makes them unique.
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