Firecracker Energy and Momentum Lab

Firecracker Energy and Momentum Lab
Firecracker Energy and Momentum Lab
Firecracker Energy and Momentum Lab
Firecracker Energy and Momentum Lab
Firecracker Energy and Momentum Lab
Firecracker Energy and Momentum Lab
Firecracker Energy and Momentum Lab
Firecracker Energy and Momentum Lab
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This is a quick and fun activity that demonstrates conservation of energy and conservation of momentum. Two empty water bottles are blown away from one another by a firecracker in a recoil type of reaction. You'll need a string of blackcat or other brand firecrackers, two empty water bottles, an empty paper box and a stack of pennies. This activity works for on-level and pre-AP physics depending on the scaffolding you provide with the calculations.

Sample calculations are included.

Warning: this lab is loud and your students will think you rock.

Keywords: COE, COM, momentum, energy, kinetic, potential, chemical, explosion, recoil, collision, laboratory, physics
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7 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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