Reflection: Performance Tasks A Collision Lab - Section 3: Collision Lab Activity


This student lab sample is a good effort and shows me the group understood how momentum conservation was applied. My only critique of this final document is that the group didn't calculate the percent error and the explanations are a bit weak in the conclusion. The AP Physics 1 exam emphasizes justification of evidence and results through error discussions, so it's my goal to get students to practice this process in as many formal assessment opportunities as possible.

  Performance Tasks: Collision Lab Student Sample
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A Collision Lab

Unit 5: Linear Momentum
Lesson 7 of 9

Objective: Students will be able to estimate the speed of an object by applying momentum conservation to collisions.

Big Idea: Dart guns and toy cars collide in today's lab.

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