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Learning Exercise: Projectile in motion

Title:
Projectile in motion
Material:
Description:
Terrific site that shows the graph that will result from a variety of parameters that you input for weight, speed, distance.
Course: 8th Grade Physical Science

Info

Submitted by:
Cathi Graves Tudman
Date Last Modified:
June 28, 2006

Exercise

1. Access the website.
2. Fill in the various parameters.
3. Observe the shapes of the graphs, based on those parameters.
4. Make your own graphs using new parameters (which should have similar shapes
to those you have seen).

Categories

Audience

  • College General Ed
  • High School
  • Middle School

Topics

CA Science Standards 1 (d)
Motion
(velocity is described by specifying both the direction & speed of the object)

Requirements

computer skills and basic math graphing abilities.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to reproduce different trajectories of objects showing motions.

Type of Task

  • Individual
  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental activity
  • Unsupervised