Trajectory - Horizontally Launched Projectiles

Everyone enjoys projectiles, and predicting where they land helps with future hands-on labs. Incorporating gravity into horizontal trajectories through both conceptual and mathematical practice helps scholars understand real-life applications. They solve for both velocity and position at multiple positions as part of a series on vectors and projectiles.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Inform pupils while the interactive allows for an unlimited number of tries, the health bar displays how many incorrect answers they submitted
Classroom Considerations
  • File adjusts size to fit any screen
  • Relies on prior knowledge of vectors, trajectory, motion diagrams, and x/y coordinates
  • Provides two versions, one using the standard -9.8 and one using the simplified -10 for gravitational acceleration
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