1D60.40 - Projectile Motion - Spring Gun

Code Number:
1D60.40
Demo Title:
Projectile Motion - Spring Gun
Condition:
Good
Principle:
Two - Dimensional Motion
Area of Study:
Mechanics
Equipment:
Masonite Background, Meter Stick, Short Range Spring Gun, C-Clamp, and Projectile Motion Curve on Meter Stick.
Procedure:

Set the spring gun to the desired angle against the white background. Use one of the black balls out of the happy sad ball set as the projectile. Set the meter stick on the bottom of the background so that you can scale the video captured movie if desired.

The projectile motion sticks can be stuck to the blackboard with the attached magnets. Faster or slower projectile launch velocities can be shown by tilting the meter stick one way or the other.

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