Reflection: Learning Communities Projectiles Launched Horizontally - Section 1: Video Introduction


...I had a simultaneous drop apparatus!

At an AP Physics conference in Boston a few years ago, I watched the facilitator use a homemade simultaneous drop apparatus to show exactly what the video is demonstrating.  I know that if students could see and touch this apparatus it would be a much more meaningful experience.  Unfortunately, I've yet to find a science catalogue that sells this item and I'm not tool-savvy enough to build my own.  Then again....if I want one....maybe other physics teachers would want one.....did I just find a way to supplement my income?!

  I wish....
  Learning Communities: I wish....
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Projectiles Launched Horizontally

Unit 2: 2-D Kinematics
Lesson 2 of 7

Objective: Students will apply kinematics equations to horizontally launched particles.

Big Idea: Students launch their understanding of vector components into projectile motion.

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Science, Physical Science, Projectile Motion, AP Physics, vector
  50 minutes
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