Day 119: Wile E Coyote

Friday, 21 February 2014

We’re having to fly through projectile motion because of time constraints. Today, I introduced the topic and we practiced a few problems to get the general idea. I’m constraining the topic to projectiles launched horizontally. The above Road Runner clip illustrates the independence of horizontal and vertical motion. Wait, what? That’s not how the real world operates? Dangit! We watched the clip, laughed, then introduced real projectile motion.

Here’re two examples of the types of problems my kids will be able to solve:

Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 10.05.20 PM

Example problems for projectiles launched horizontally.

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