the National Computational Science Education Consortium
This web site outlines a course module on projectile motion and 2D kinematics. Students investigate the flight path of a projectile launched via catapults they design and build. Lesson and Lab plans, worksheets, a Stella model, and evaulations are all provided.
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March 11, 2004
by Cathy Ezrailson
October 4, 2007
by Lyle Barbato
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Kinematics: The Physics of Motion Unit Title: Motion in More Than One Dimension
This project-based unit explores 2-dimensional motion equations and applies them to the real world phenomena of projectiles. Students build small-scale catapults to investigate the scenario of delivering supplies to a group of hikers stuck across a deep river gorge. Computer modeling techniques are introduced, with extensive support for both teacher and learner. Individual lessons may be pulled out if time is limited.
National Computational Science Education Consortium. Projectile Motion to the Rescue. National Computational Science Education Consortium. http://www.ncsec.org/cadre2/team29_2/catapult/catapult_module.html (accessed 21 April 2015).
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