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CHS physics students study momentum

Campbellsville High School AP physics students are learning about momentum.

 

Students in Cheryl Dicken’s class recently performed a qualitative lab experiment to balance two cars and make them accelerate at the same rate.

 

In their lab reports, students were asked to describe momentum and impulse, and also discuss their experiment in terms of how much mass was required to create enough force for their carts to move at the same speed and much more.

 

Students used mass balances and a cart track to perform their experiments.

 

CHS seniors Murphy Lamb, at left, and Zack Settle perform their momentum lab experiment.

CHS seniors Murphy Lamb, at left, and Zack Settle perform their momentum lab experiment.

 

From left, CHS seniors Vera Brown, Laura May Gutierrez and Blair Lamb test the momentum required to make their carts travel at the same speed.

From left, CHS seniors Vera Brown, Laura May Gutierrez and Blair Lamb test the momentum required to make their carts travel at the same speed.

 

CHS senior Dalton Ballentine tests the momentum required to make his group’s cars travel.

CHS senior Dalton Ballentine tests the momentum required to make his group’s cars travel.

 

CHS senior Laura May Gutierrez, at left, records data as classmate Blair Lamb tests how much mass and momentum are required to make their carts travel at the same speed.

CHS senior Laura May Gutierrez, at left, records data as classmate Blair Lamb tests how much mass and momentum are required to make their carts travel at the same speed.

 

CHS senior Laura Lamb and her groupmates, seniors Ricky Smith-Cecil, at left, and Murphy Lamb perform their momentum lab experiment.

CHS senior Laura Lamb and her groupmates, seniors Ricky Smith-Cecil, at left, and Murphy Lamb perform their momentum lab experiment.

 

CHS junior Bryce Richardson, at left, and senior Caroline McMahan see how much momentum is needed for their carts to travel at the same speed.

CHS junior Bryce Richardson, at left, and senior Caroline McMahan see how much momentum is needed for their carts to travel at the same speed.





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