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ERIC Number: EJ1173283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Projectile Motion Hoop Challenge
Jordan, Connor; Dunn, Amy; Armstrong, Zachary; Adams, Wendy K.
Physics Teacher, v56 n4 p200-201 Apr 2018
Projectile motion is a common phenomenon that is used in introductory physics courses to help students understand motion in two dimensions. Authors have shared a range of ideas for teaching this concept and the associated kinematics in "The Physics Teacher" ("TPT"); however, the "Hoop Challenge" is a new setup not before described in "TPT." In this article an experiment is illustrated to explore projectile motion in a fun and challenging manner that has been used with both high school and university students. With a few simple materials, students have a vested interest in being able to calculate the height of the projectile at a given distance from its launch site. They also have an exciting visual demonstration of projectile motion when the lab is over.
American Association of Physics Teachers. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Tel: 301-209-3300; Fax: 301-209-0845; e-mail: pubs@aapt.org; Web site: http://aapt.scitation.org/journal/pte
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A