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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.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Projectile Motion
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
= Unit of Instruction
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- Laboratory
- New teachers
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Keywords:
catapult, kinematics, trajectories
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Metadata instance created March 11, 2004 by Cathy Ezrailson
Record Updated:
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.

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(National Computational Science Education Consortium), WWW Document, (http://www.ncsec.org/cadre2/team29_2/catapult/catapult_module.html).
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Projectile Motion to the Rescue, (National Computational Science Education Consortium), <http://www.ncsec.org/cadre2/team29_2/catapult/catapult_module.html>.
APA Format
Projectile Motion to the Rescue. (n.d.). Retrieved July 23, 2017, from National Computational Science Education Consortium: http://www.ncsec.org/cadre2/team29_2/catapult/catapult_module.html
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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 23 July 2017).
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Projectile Motion to the Rescue. National Computational Science Education Consortium. 23 July 2017 <http://www.ncsec.org/cadre2/team29_2/catapult/catapult_module.html>.
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