collision simulation lab.doc

Students use conservation of momentum to predict the outcome of an elastic and an inelastic collision experiment. They then simulate the experiments with an online java applet. Students have to finish up by commenting on the precision and accuracy of such experiments.

Materials: web access

Water Rockets.doc

Students turn soda bottles into water rockets using whatever materials they choose. This project is designed to be a fun illustration of conservation of momentum.

Materials: soda bottles, launcher (NASA has an easy to build design posted on the web), water, bicycle pump

water rocket rubric.doc

This is the grading rubric for the water rocket project.