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Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to show conservation of momentum

A video showing experiments with a gigantic balloon that shows that air has mass.

Instructions about how to do an experiment with bouncing balls, including the explanation of the physics.

Detailed instructions about how to make a sophisticated air pressure rocket.

Vary the mass, velocity and type of collision and look at whether momentum and kinetic energy are conserved.

One of a set of animations that you can download an play. This one is about conservation of momenutm and shows cute skater undergoing different types of collision.

An activity that revises momentum and how it applies to situations.

A site that revises momentum and its link to force and car safety.

A site that revises momentum and how to do calculations involving conservation of momentum.

An interactive activity that explains how playing sports on the Moon would be different.

A game that involves changing the thrust of a lunar lander so that it can land safely.

The Physics Classroom Tutorial is an online physics tutorial written for physics students aged 14 – 16. This section covers momentum and momentum conservation. The material is high level. Students check their understanding after each section with self-check questions. There are some useful animations in the Multimedia Studios section on the site.

A site that revises elastic materials and Hooke's Law.

A wealth of information about mechanics, very clearly presented.

An animation that shows an elastic collision between two trolleys of equal mass

An animation that shows what happens in an inelastic collision.

An animation that show an explosion of two trolley on unequal mass.

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