Advanced Placement / Physics

Two Dimensional Motion: Projectiles

In this lab, students use a photogate and mini launcher to measure the variables that affect the two-dimensional motion of a projectile launched horizontally, and then use those variables to accurately predict and test the projectile's horizontal range.

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Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
1.3; 2.1 3.E.1.3; 4

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Smart Gate

Wireless Smart Gate

The Wireless Smart Gate has all the features of the wired Smart Gate plus the added flexibility of wireless connection to your data collection system.

Smart Gate

Smart Gate

Photogate that can be connected to any PASPORT interface, has auxiliary port to daisy chain gates, double beams for accurate speed measurement, and a special photogate tape slot.

Mini Launcher

Mini Launcher

The Mini Launcher launches metal spheres up to 2.0 m high to produce highly accurate and repeatable data for classroom projectile analysis.

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Source: Lab #05

Advanced Physics Through Inquiry 1

Two Dimensional Motion: Projectiles