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9: Momentum and Its Conservation
An Internet WebQuest
Integrate the power of the Web with this inquiry-oriented student learning activity
This database has information on new breakthroughs in technology
and science news from NASA. Visit this site and discover how
NASA technology is used today.
Conservation in Space Science
This site is part of a lecture series at the University of Pennsylvania
and discusses how momentum is conserved during space science.
Explain the "slingshot effect."
the Right Shoe
This web site describes different shoe types, their materials,
and why they work (e.g., cushions that decrease momentum in
the soles). Visit this site and use the information to explain
how the shoes you are wearing right now help protect your feet.
Model Rocket Headquarters
Here you can learn all you need about model rocketry. Use this
site to learn how momentum is used with rocket propellants.
Hammer Performance Tennis Rackets This is the official web page detailing the history and
development of the Sledge Hammer Racket, as seen in the Physics
and Technology feature in Chapter 9. Explain how space technology
can help you play better tennis. NASA
Part of the NASA web pages, this site describes how some NASA
technology is used to spin off to different inventions and uses.
Name three things that you use that come from NASA space technology.