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Peter Bohacek
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This high-resolution video lets students explore conservation of momentum in a cannon-pendulum system. A small metal ball is fired from a pneumatic cannon into a sticky surface of a weighted pendulum. Students can measure the position and time for the ball after it is launched (but before it hits the pendulum) and the swing angle of the pendulum after the ball strikes it. Mass of the marble and the pendulum apparatus are given. Learners will determine the momentum of the steel ball before it hits the pendulum to predict the maximum swing angle.
Direct Measurement Videos allow students to easily analyze physical situations encountered in introductory mechanics courses. Features include digital rulers, frame-counters, and other screen overlays for making precise measurements. Video can be streamed or viewed in stepped motion to analyze frame-by-frame action. This material is part of Pedagogy in Action, a library of resources for educators provided by SERC, the Science Education Resource Center. Please note that this resource requires Quicktime. Editor's Note: See Related Materials for an interactive homework problem that would be an excellent companion resource for this DVM video. It takes students step-by-step through a conceptual and strategic analysis to solve an almost identical problem involving a bullet fired into a pendulum.
Next Generation Science StandardsMotion and Stability: Forces and Interactions (HS-PS2)
Students who demonstrate understanding can: (9-12)
Disciplinary Core Ideas (K-12)
Forces and Motion (PS2.A)
Crosscutting Concepts (K-12)
Systems and System Models (K-12)
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices (K-12)
Analyzing and Interpreting Data (K-12)
Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking (5-12)
NGSS Nature of Science Standards (K-12)
Analyzing and Interpreting Data (K-12)
Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking (5-12)
AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)2. The Nature of Mathematics
2B. Mathematics, Science, and Technology
4. The Physical Setting
4F. Motion
12. Habits of Mind
12B. Computation and Estimation
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics AlignmentsStandards for Mathematical Practice (K-12)
MP.4 Model with mathematics.
MP.6 Attend to precision.
High School — Algebra (9-12)
Seeing Structure in Expressions (9-12)
Creating Equations^{?} (9-12)
Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities (9-12)
High School — Functions (9-12)
Interpreting Functions (9-12)
Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models^{?} (9-12)
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<a href="https://www.compadre.org/precollege/items/detail.cfm?ID=13721">Bohacek, Peter. Direct Measurement Video: Ballistic Pendulum. Northfield: Science Education Resource Center, February 9, 2013.</a>
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P. Bohacek, (Science Education Resource Center, Northfield, 2013), WWW Document, (https://serc.carleton.edu/dmvideos/videos/ballistic_pendu.html).
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P. Bohacek, Direct Measurement Video: Ballistic Pendulum, (Science Education Resource Center, Northfield, 2013), <https://serc.carleton.edu/dmvideos/videos/ballistic_pendu.html>.
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Bohacek, P. (2013, February 9). Direct Measurement Video: Ballistic Pendulum. Retrieved September 22, 2018, from Science Education Resource Center: https://serc.carleton.edu/dmvideos/videos/ballistic_pendu.html
Chicago Format
Bohacek, Peter. Direct Measurement Video: Ballistic Pendulum. Northfield: Science Education Resource Center, February 9, 2013. https://serc.carleton.edu/dmvideos/videos/ballistic_pendu.html (accessed 22 September 2018).
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Bohacek, Peter. Direct Measurement Video: Ballistic Pendulum. Northfield: Science Education Resource Center, 2013. 9 Feb. 2013. 22 Sep. 2018 <https://serc.carleton.edu/dmvideos/videos/ballistic_pendu.html>.
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Author = "Peter Bohacek",
Title = {Direct Measurement Video: Ballistic Pendulum},
Publisher = {Science Education Resource Center},
Volume = {2018},
Number = {22 September 2018},
Month = {February 9, 2013},
Year = {2013}
}
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Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Ballistic Pendulum
This interactive homework problem addresses the identical physical situation depicted in this DMV video. Good companion resource. relation by Caroline Hall
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SERC: Direct Measurement Video Library
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