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Title Air Resistance Lesson
Description Lesson Objectives: 1. Students will be able to describe projectile motion without air resistance. 2. Students will be able to explain the effect of air resistance on a projectile. 3. Students will be able to explain the relationship between shape and air resistance. 4. Students will be able to contrast the motion of a projectile without air resistance to motion with air resistance. 5. Students will be able to predict the amount of air resistance an object would have relative to other objects. Standards: TEKS Science: 8.3C, 8.6C CCRS Science Standards: VIII-C1 **Note:** The scripted version includes additional teacher resources, such as, background content, common misconceptions and a vocabulary list. It also has all worksheets as editable content.
Subject Physics
Level Middle School
Type Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords air pressure, air resistance, drag coefficient, projectile motion
Simulation(s) Projectile Motion (HTML5), Gerak Peluru (Gerak Parabola)

Author(s) UTeach Middle School PhET Team
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School / Organization UTeach UT-Austin
Date submitted 12/03/26
Date updated 17/08/23