Learners investigate the effects of initial speed and height on range and duration of projectile flight of an object that is launched horizontally.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
Graphing projectile motion can deepen conceptual and mathematical understanding. Projectiles are examples of two-dimensional motion, with horizontal and vertical components and, therefore, x-axis components and y-axis components, respectively. Studying projectile motion may involve investigating the relationships between gravitational acceleration, initial velocity, and angle of launch. A projectile launched at an angle follows a parabolic trajectory. Gravity and air resistance affects the trajectory of these projectiles. This Activity Object focuses on projectiles launched horizontally, such as a ball rolling off a table or a car driving off a cliff.
|Approximate Time||20 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||acceleration, displacement, motion-graphs, position, projectile motion, velocity|
|Type of Tutorial||Concept Development|
|Key Vocabulary||acceleration, constant acceleration, direction of motion|