Additional Learning Tools and Resources

Watching a presentation is a passive activity. Getting information is important ... but its not the destination or end point. Now that you've watched the video, its time to do something with the information you've heard. It's time to act on it. The resources below provide an opportunity to do this. We encourage learners to solidify their learning through the use of one or more of the following resources.

Physics Interactives: Projectile Simulator

Who doesn't like to play? Like experiment and probe with cause-and-effect? Well, here's your chance to play with projectiles in a controlled environment. This simulation allows you to change a variety of initial parameters (height, launch angle, launch speed, etc.) and observe the effect upon the motion of a projectile.

Concept Builder: Which One Doesn't Belong? - Projectile Motion

Have you tried a Concept Builder lately? If not, then it's time to try this one. Modeled after the popular children's game ... "One of these is not like the other ... which one doesn't belong?"  Have fun. Learn.

Concept Builder: Trajectory - Horizontally Launched Projectiles

This Concept Builder makes for an excellent review of both the displacement and the velocity components of a projectile. Get out a calculator and give it a try!

The Calculator Pad: Vectors and Projectiles, Problems #21 - #34

While these problems might be a bit pre-mature for those just being introduced to projectiles, we will mention them anyways. This page includes a large collection of physics word problems, answers, and audio-guided solutions. When it's time to solve problems, it's time to visit The Calculator Pad.

The Physics Classroom Tutorial, Motion and Forces in Two Dimensions, What is a Projectile?

Our written and video Tutorials coordinate well together. For those who would like a quick reference to review the key ideas of this video, you will find what you need on this web page. It provides a big bang for your buck.

The Physics Classroom Tutorial, Motion and Forces in Two Dimensions, Characteristics of a Projectile's Trajectory

Like the previous link, this page provides a common sense discussion of projectile motion. It coordinates strongly with this video and is heavily adorned with informative graphics. When you need a refresher, you will find it here. 

Multimedia Physics Studios, Horizontally Launched Projectiles

Sometimes you have to see it to understand it. And here's a great chance to see it! Our GIF animations can still deliver a great punch towards a student's understanding of Physics. Take some time. Study the details. Read the short amount of accompanying text.