Bouncing with Momentum – Flinn Scientific Canada

Introduction

The collision of objects is a great way to demonstrate the conservation of momentum. Engage students by having them drop and collide toy balls of different mass and size. The results may be surprising! This inquiry-based activity will really get your students thinking about momentum. Continue reading

Tennis Anyone ?

This may not be the conventional way of serving a tennis ball but it’s a great application of conservation of momentum.  As the ball and racket rebound off the ground, the racket transfers some of its momentum to the ball.  This launches the ball high enough to allow the tennis player to deliver the serve.  Give it a try – but don’t use an expensive racket!

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