Students roll steel ball and golf ball down ramp and calculate average velocity and momentum. They graph height Vs. Momentum. They then put a milk carton at the bottom of the ramp and measure how far it moves. Just like NYS lab test. Finally, they use their graph to determine the height that each ball needs to roll from to get the same momentum. They then test it to see if the milk carton moves the same distance. In other words, can they make the milk carton move the same distance by adjusting the height of the ramp for each ball. When I did this I had each team tell me the heights and I did it as a demo. Great for closure! 2 page lab.
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