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Ch 6: Linear Momentum Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Linear Momentum chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the principles of momentum in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Linear Momentum 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.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Linear MomentumDefinition and description of momentum, and how to solve equations about momentum
TuesdayMomentum and impulse The laws of momentum and how they control the physics of collisions, the impulse-momentum change equation
WednesdayConservation and collisions The Momentum Conservation Principle, and differences between inelastic and elastic collisions
ThursdayIsolated systems in physicsDefinition, and factors that point to an isolated system collision
FridayThe Center of Mass and Center of Gravity Explain the center of mass/center of gravity, and review formulas for finding the center of mass/center of gravity

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: Linear Momentum Lesson Plans
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Linear Momentum: Definition, Equation, and Examples

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.

Momentum and Impulse: Definition, Theorem and Examples

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.

Conservation of Linear Momentum: Formula and Examples

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.

Elastic and Inelastic Collisions: Difference and Principles

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.

Isolated Systems in Physics: Definition and Examples

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.

Understanding the Center of Mass & Center of Gravity

6. Understanding the Center of Mass & Center of Gravity

After watching this video, you will be able to explain the difference between center of mass and center of gravity and give examples of situations where they would be different. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
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