Arbor Scientific is providing physics and physical science teachers with a collection of student lab activities for the study of Energy and Work. Here you can browse lab activities by title and get teachers notes, student worksheets and a list of equipment and supplies needed for each activity.
In this lab, students will learn to estimate the speed of an object by applying conservation of momentum to an inelastic collision. Energy is not lost its transferred from one object to another. Students will fire a dart into the back of the free rolling car and measure the distance of the car, calculate the speed of the dart and car, and measure the mass of the car and dart.
Tailgated by a Dart Kit, stopwatch, meterstick, balance