Projectile Motion Discovery

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Title Projectile Motion Discovery
Description Inquiry lab that helps students discover concepts about projectiles, 2D motion, and motion vectors. Introduction lab: I recommend the use of this as a discovery lab to introduce projectile motion (before an official lecture). Students should have been introduced to vector components previously. It gives them some hands-on experience with projectiles before lecturing on the topic. This is a great scaffolding exercise. Summary Lab: This could also be used as a lab to summarize what was learned about 2D motion.
Subject Physics
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Guided Activity, Homework, Lab, Remote Learning
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords projectile motion high school parabola introduction discovery lab 2D physics vectors components explore
Simulation(s) Projectile Motion (HTML5), Projectile Motion

Author(s) Sean Boston
School / Organization Timberline High School
Date submitted 6/30/20
Date updated 6/30/20