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Learning objects Projectile motion

TLF ID M019561

This is an interactive resource about projectile motion. Students use a simulation of a cannon to fire various objects. They can set the firing angle, initial speed, height and mass, with or without air resistance. Students are encouraged to make a game out of this simulation by trying to hit a target. This interactive resource is supported by tips for teachers and ideas for using the resource submitted by other educators.





Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource for the year ten science curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content descriptions referring to energy transfers and the law of physics.
  • This is a somewhat useful resource for the year eight science curriculum, for the content description referring to different forms of energy.
Year level

8; 9; 10

Topics Motion Gravity
Learning area
  • Science

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Organization: University of Colorado Boulder
  • URL: http://phet.colorado.edu/
  • Publisher
  • Name: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Organization: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://phet.colorado.edu/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Unknown
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
  • Online
Rights
  • © 2015 University of Colorado. This resource may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence, available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/, provided that the source is acknowledged. PhET logo may be used for attribution purposes only.