Students will use a photogate to measure the launch velocity of a horizontal projectile. That velocity will be used to predict the projectile's range, or horizontal displacement. Students are guided through the exact steps and equations they will need for the prediction. They will then place a target at the point of their predicted range and test their prediction.
Horizontal Projectile Lab, Physics Workshop Stand, Meter Stick or Measuring Tape, Data-logger, Photogate, calculator, soup can or other small container.
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The "Soup can or container" required for this lab is an item to use as a target for the lab. Each lab group would need one container.