Lab 3 Conservation of Momentum Tier 3 Challenge Set-Up (COM T3 X)


Two carts of unequal mass are sent into a collision.  The velocities of each cart both before and after are found so that the total momentum before and after the collision can be determined and compared. This is the Lab 3 Tier 3 Challenge Set-Up. This set-up presents an “error” in conducting the trial which affects the student’s result. The challenge is for the student to determine what Danny did wrong in conducting his trial and determining how the error impacted the results.

Download file includes the Video (MP4), the trial’s Data Files (a .csv and matching .csvp file) editable Lab Sheet (MS Word) for student use, and the Teacher’s Guide (PDF) for the instructor. Users (instructors and students) must also download the BioForce Analytics Dashboard in order to use the data files.

The Dashboard is free to download and can be found under the Resources Tab>Software Dashboard. The Dashboard is Windows and Mac compatible.


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