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Learning Exercise

Material: Projectile in motion
Submitted by: Cathi Graves Tudman on Jun 28, 2006
Date Last Modified: Jun 28, 2006
Title: Projectile in motion
Description: Terrific site that shows the graph that will result from a variety of parameters that you input for weight, speed, distance.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supplemental activity, Unsupervised
Time Required 20 - 30 minutes
Topics: CA Science Standards 1 (d)
(velocity is described by specifying both the direction & speed of the object)
Course: 8th Grade Physical Science
Audience: College General Ed, High School, Middle School
Prerequisites Skills: computer skills and basic math graphing abilities.
Learning Objectives: Students will be able to reproduce different trajectories of objects showing motions.
Text of Learning 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).
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