March 14, 2012
Authored by: Abby Buchanan and Zack Sloope

March 14, 2012
Authored by: Abby Buchanan and Zack Sloope

Projectile Motion Lab
Predictions:
Angle: The angle will affect the height.
Initial Speed: This will affect the distance and force.
Mass of Projectile: It affects how much force is needed.
Size and Shape of Projectile: It will affect the distance.

Terms:
Range: distance an object goes
Height: distance between lowest and highest point
Time: the time it takes an object from launch to hit the ground

As the angle increased, time increased. The range increases and decreases. The height remained the same throughout. Initial Speed:
How does initial speed affect projectile motion?
speed| 15m/s| 18m/s| 21m/s| 24m/s| 27m/s| 30m/s|
range| 8.1m| 11.5m| 15.6m| 20.3m| 25.7m| 31.6m|
time| 3.1s| 3.7s| 4.3s| 4.9s| 5.5s| 6.1s|
height| -1.2m| -1.2m| -1.2m| -1.2m| -1.2m| -1.2m|

As initial speed increases, time and range increase and height stays the same. Mass:
How does the mass affect projectile motion?
Mass| 5kg| 10kg| 20kg| 50kg|
Range| 11.5m| 11.5m| 11.5m| 11.5m|
Time| 3.7s| 3.7s| 3.7s| 3.7s|
height| -1.2m| -1.2m| -1.2m| -1.2m|

As mass increases, everything stays the same. So, mass does not affect projectile motion.

Size and Shape:
How does size and shape affect projectile motion?
Object| baseball| Bowling ball| human| piano| Buick|
Time| 3.7s| 3.7s| 3.7s| 3.7s| 3.7s|
Range | 11.5m| 11.5m| 11.5m| 11.5m| 11.5m|
height| -1.2m| -1.2m| -1.2m| -1.2| -1.2|

Size and shape does not affect projectile motion. It...

...Title
ProjectileMotion
Abstract
A projectile was fired from atop an elevation and an angle. The initial velocity for each
firing was likely to be the same. The distance traveled in the horizontal direction was measured
for multiple firings of each trial, and the values were averaged. When the initial velocity for
each of these averages was calculated it was proved that the initial velocity was relatively ...

...Physics 1 Lab - Section 001
CP1 Lab Report - ProjectileMotion
October 12, 2009
The purpose of Lab Assignment 1 was to analyze projectilemotion. In doing so, we determined the initial velocity of the ball shot horizontally from the spring loaded projectile launcher. Also, we verified the angle at which the projection of the ball would produce a maximum range. Lastly,...

...Name __ ProjectileMotion
Go to http://phet.colorado.edu/simulations/sims.php?sim=Projectile_Motion
and click on Run Now.
Pre Lab Reflections:
What are the
What forces are at play on a body under fall? Gravity plays a part in force on the weight of your body.
Make a prediction of which angle results in maximum range. I predict that the 45 degrees will result in max range.
Activity:
Open the sim, projectile...

...Example ProjectileMotionLab Report
You may not copy the exact words here in any way on a re-written lab.
Determination on the Effect of Angle on the Range of a Projectile
Joselyn J. Todd, other science students, and even other science students
Sept. 12, 2006
Joselyn J. Todd, Example Lab, 9/12/2006
2
Introduction
Parabolic motion has been studied for a long time dating all the...

...Pre-lab:
Newtons Three Laws of Motion:
There are three laws of motion that have been stated by Sir Isaac Newton during the sixteenth century that are looked upon even today.
The first of these laws states that an object will stay in at rest or in a constant velocity unless a force acts upon it. In simplest terms this means that if u place an apple on the table it isn't just going to roll off.
The second of these laws states that when a...

...Introduction
In this lab the main focus was projectilemotion. A projectile is an object flying through the air that is only under the force of gravity (neglecting air resistance). A projectile moves both horizontally and vertically, which creates a parabolic flight path. In vertical projectilemotion there is a constant velocity since there are no forces in the horizontal direction...

...hill. Determine the initial horizontal velocity of the soccer ball.
Problem Type 2:
A projectile is launched at an angle to the horizontal and rises upwards to a peak while moving horizontally. Upon reaching the peak, the projectile falls with a motion that is symmetrical to its path upwards to the peak. Predictable unknowns include the time of flight, the horizontal range, and the height of the projectile when it is at its peak....

...ProjectileMotionLab Report
Objectives:
This laboratory experiment presents the opportunity to study motion in two dimensions, projectilemotion, which can be described as accelerated motion in the vertical direction and uniform motion in the horizontal direction.
Procedures and Apparatus:
|Rubber Ball |White sheets of papers |
|Metal Track...