This activity is a project guide to designing and building a projectile launcher. The object of the project is to launch a tennis ball and hit a target. Specific guidelines and rubric are listed for the project as well as the written report to accompany it. This project would serve well as a culminating artifact to demonstrate mastery of projectile motion for either high school physics or as an introduction in 8th grade physical science. In the high school physics course it would be expected that students have had some introduction to projectile motion to be able to predict the motion of the tennis ball.
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