Bouncing Balls: Collisions, Momentum & Math in Sports

Type of Resource



From TeachEngineering - Students examine how different balls react when colliding with different surfaces, giving plenty of opportunity for them to see the difference between elastic and inelastic collisions, learn how to calculate momentum, and understand the principle of conservation of momentum.

Performance Expectations

MS-PS2-1   Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.