Collisions

Collisions

This simulation can be used to introduce students to the concept of collisions.  The simulation and materials provided below focus on a conceptual understanding of collisions, by having students qualitatively explore the interaction between two balls in one dimension while they undergo completely elastic (bounce off of each other) and completely inelastic (stick together) collisions.  

 

Level: High School and above

Type: Qualitative/Conceptual Understanding

Topic: Conservation of Momentum/Collisions

 

Completely Inelastic Collision - Simulation File (Right-Click and choose "Save Link As")           Worksheet 

Completely Elastic Collisions -   Simulation File (Right-Click and choose "Save Link As")           Worksheet 

 

 

 

 

 

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