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Demo: Independence of x- and y-Projectile Motion (Level Track)

Push the Smart Ballistic Cart on a level track and the ball is shot up and caught. Then put a tunnel (made from a plastic trash can) over the track. Have the ball launch just before the cart goes into the tunnel and the ball will be caught when the cart comes out of the tunnel. The tunnel makes it more apparent to students that the ball moves in a parabolic path.

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