Forces and Motion

Hunting For Asteroids

Aimed at pupils aged 11-14 this workshop encourages pupils to ‘blink’ between several images, taken by the Liverpool Telescope, in a bid to find asteroids. The activity can then be extended to them using the LT Image software functionality to calculate the speed of the asteroids, or simply a discussion on what asteroids are and how we track them.

Momentum

Momentum using a Newton's Cradle
Credit: ccPixs.com
 

If something is moving, it will keep going in the same direction, and at the same speed unless it is changed by a force, such as someone pushing or pulling it.

This is called momentum