Drop Shoot Accessory - ME-9859

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Overview

The Drop Shoot Accessory is an easy-to-use tool that helps students better understand the independence between the horizontal and vertical motion of a projectile. Connect the accessory to either the short or long range projectile launchers, hang one ball from the magnet and fire away. The fired ball strikes the hanging ball, causing one ball to shoot horizontally at the same instant the other ball falls straight down. Both balls hit the ground at the same time, regardless of the fired projectile's muzzle velocity.

When the (included) hollow steel ball is used, the two balls are both fired horizontally at two different speeds. A Photogate and Time-of-Flight Accessory can also be used to directly measure time of flight.

The Drop Shoot Accessory (ME-9859) is an accessory for the:

Includes

  • Drop Shoot Bracket
  • 2.5 cm Steel Balls (2)
  • 2.5 cm Hollow Steel Ball
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Loading Rod
  • Buying Guide

    1394
    ME-6800
    Projectile Launcher
    1
    1397
    ME-6801
    Projectile Launcher (Long Range)
    Required
    Projectile Launcher   ME-6800
    Projectile Launcher (Long Range)   ME-6801
    2784368
    PS-2180
    Smart Gate
    1
    1406
    ME-6821A
    Photogate Mounting Bracket
    1
    Add Measurement Capabilities

    With a Smart Gate you can measure the exact velocity of the ball leaving the launcher and the Time of Flight Accessory tells you exactly how long the launched ball was in the air for.  To use this setup PASCO Software and an interface are also required.

    Smart Gate   PS-2180
    Photogate Mounting Bracket   ME-6821A