Trajectory - Horizontally Launched Projectiles Concept Builder

Trajectory - Horizontally Launched Projectiles is a Concept Builder that takes a numerical approach to the trajectory of a projectile. Learners do three things in the Concept Builder. First, they select the most appropriate velocity vector diagram from among seven choices. They must make decisions about how the components of the velocity change (or don't change) over the course of the trajectory. Second, learners must determine the numerical values of the horizontal and vertical velocities at 1-second intervals of time. Values are entered into a table. And finally, learners must determine the horizontal and vertical positions values of the projectile at 1-second intervals of time. Values are once more entered into a table. There are a maximum of five problems in the Concept Builder. Students exhibiting a good understanding will be done after solving two of the problems. A Health bar is updated after every answer is checked; the Health bar provides a measure of student understanding on the topic.

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Users are encouraged to open the Concept Builder and begin. There is no need for an activity sheet for this Concept Builder. However, the nine different groups of questions can be printed. View Questions (Teachers Only).

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.