Collision Carts

The Collision Carts Interactive provides a virtual collision track for colliding or exploding carts. The mass of the two carts and their pre-collision velocities can be varied. Inelastic and elastic collisions or explosions can be conducted. Post-collision velocities are displayed.

Launch Interactive

Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore. Or if desired, The Physics Classroom has prepared three activites for a more directed experience. View ...
Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.

Our Collision Carts simulation is now available with a Concept Checker for inelastic collisions and a Concept Checker for elastic collisions. Do the simulation. Then follow it up with a Concept Checker.

Concept Checker - Inelastic Collisions

Concept Checker - Elastic Collisions