Superman vs Momentum

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Kızılcık H. Ş.

Physics Education, vol.56, no.4, pp.1-12, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Title of Journal : Physics Education
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-12


The purpose of this study is to consider Superman's acts against impulse-momentum and conservation of momentum principles. Superheroes as fantasy fiction characters attract the attention of not only children and teenagers but also adults. Superheroes can be useful in explaining a phenomenon, as well as overcoming conceptual difficulties that may occur in students. Superman is a superhero who often challenges the impulse-momentum principle and conservation of momentum. Therefore, he may be the best superhero to use when talking about momentum. This context gives educators an opportunity to motivate students.