Ace in the Hole

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How does inertia affect an object's trajectory? After watching a video on safety belt use, pupils discuss the notions of inertia. Using their knowledge, individuals try to drop a ball on a target while running, and classmates observe the drop and graph the balls motion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on procedures to follow for the motion ball drop activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes the class has some knowledge of parabolics
  • Requires a tennis ball and a target

  • Includes links to explanations of different types of instructional practices
  • Provides an optional link if learners need more structure

  • Link to commercial within the text of the lesson is not correct 
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