This lab was project I took under my wing when I was student teaching. I decided that learning projectile motion with some of the ordinary boring labs was boring. I like to bring trending ideas into my classroom and make them useful in learning physics. I decided that instead of the traditional "sho
This is a group project designed for 4 students. In this project, students work independently to determine certain information about their own angry bird and his plan. Topics covered include: Optimization, Dimensional Analysis, Quadratics, Projectile Motion, and more. Then the group comes togethe
Purpose: This lab will examine the principles of energy transfer from potential to kinetic energy. To do so we will make catapults to determine if there is a difference in the amount of kinetic energy given to a projectile based on the storage of potential energy within the catapult.