Use the above momentum simulation to investigate the total momentum before and after the trolleys collide.
- Click on the different stacked trolleys to change the mass of each vehicle`s mass.
- Press the green triangle to play the simulation
- Download the investigation sheet here Momentum investigation sheets.
Think of an object`s momentum as how hard or easy it is to stop the object from moving. Obviously it is much harder to stop a slowly rolling car than it is to stop a fast moving football.
Momentum depends on the object`s mass and velocity.
Momentum is a vector quantity which has units