Projectile Motion Lab
Projectile Motion Lab



Projectile Motion Lab


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
Angle:
How does the angle affect projectile motion?
angle 15 30 45 60 75
range 20m 31m 24.2m 29m 17m
time 1.2s 2s 2.7s 3.3s 3.6s
height 1.2m 1.2m 1.2m 1.2m 1.2m
     
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...
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