High School / Physics

Conservation of Momentum

In this lab, students will use pairs of motion sensors to explore the concept of momentum and its conservation during common types of collisions.

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Motion Sensor

Wireless Motion Sensor

The Wireless Motion Sensor uses ultrasound to measure the position, velocity, and acceleration of objects.

Basic Smart Cart Metal Track 1.2 m System

The Basic Smart Cart and Metal Track 1.2m System includes two Wireless Smart Carts and a 1.2 m aluminum track without the accessories package.

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Conservation of Momentum