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This webpage contains a simulation that allows the user to fire various objects out of a cannon. By manipulating angle, initial speed, mass, and air resistance, concepts of projectile motion are illustrated. This page also contains user-submitted suggestions of ideas and activities for this simulation.
This item is part of a larger collection of simulations developed by the Physics Education Technology project (PhET). The simulations are animated, interactive, and game-like environments in which students learn through exploration. All of the simulations are freely available from the PhET web site for incorporation into classes.
AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)
4. The Physical Setting
11. Common Themes
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Alignments
Standards for Mathematical Practice (K-12)
MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
High School — Algebra (9-12)
Seeing Structure in Expressions (9-12)
High School — Functions (9-12)
Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models? (9-12)
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PhET Simulation: Projectile Motion:
Accompanies PhET Teacher Activities: Air Resistance Lesson
A comprehensive lesson with scripted teacher discussion and student worksheets, developed for use in Grades 8-9 specifically to accompany the PhET simulation Projectile Motion.relation by Caroline Hall
Accompanies PhET Teacher Activities: Projectile Motion Investigation
A PBL (Problem-Based Learning) activity for conceptual physics that asks learners to take the role of artillery sergeants to prepare a report on the factors influencing the path of a projectile fired from a cannon.relation by Caroline Hall
Accompanies PhET Teacher Activities: Projectile Motion-Gravity & Air Resistance
A context-rich activity for Grades 8-10 explores the effects of air resistance and gravity on the motion of a projectile.relation by Caroline Hall
Is Part Of PhET: Physics Education Technology
Is the Basis For http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3041
This activity promotes inquiry learning and is effective for introductory concepts of projectile motion without calculations.relation by Alea Smith
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