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Physics for Kids: Momentum and Collisions

Momentum and Collisions

Momentum and Collisions. (n.d.). Ducksters.

Momentum is a measurement of mass in motion. Any object that is moving has momentum. You have more momentum when you are running than when you are walking. By the same token, if a car and bicycle are traveling down the street at the same velocity, the car will have more momentum. When two objects bump into each other, this is called a collision. This can be any event where two or more moving objects exert forces on each other for a short period of time. To continue reading, follow the link above.