3. On a Crash Course with Physics
Building upon the previously learned physics concept of Newton’s Second law regarding the relationship between net force, mass, and acceleration, teachers will help students dig deeper into the connection of changes in momentum and impulse of a collision. In the Albuquerque School of Excellence’s physics project-based learning initiative, teachers are asked to explore these concepts through the “Impulse Momentum” activity. The lesson plan for this physics activity includes instructions, yet also poses questions and challenges to increase student understanding.