Fish Catch

The Fish Catch Interactive simulates the collision between a small fish and a large fish. The large fish is initially at rest and the small fish is initially moving. The relative masses of the two fish can be modified. Each collision is accompanied by an analysis that displays the pre-collision and post-collision velocity and momentum of the two fish and the combination of two fish.

Launch Interactive

Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore. Or if desired, The Physics Classroom has prepared an activity for a more directed experience. The activity was designed with the intent of being used by classroom teachers with their classes.

Our Fish Catch simulation is now available with a Concept Checker. Do the simulation. Then follow it up with a Concept Checker.

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.