# Segment G: Horizontally Launched Projectiles

We enlist a high school baseball team to help show how objects behave when they travel as horizontally launched projectiles.

## Segment G: Horizontally Launched Projectiles

Segment G: Horizontally Launched Projectiles

We enlist a high school baseball team to help show how objects behave when they travel as horizontally launched projectiles.

### Science

SP1

Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the relationship between distance, displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration as functions of time.

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Analyze and interpret data of two-dimensional motion with constant acceleration.

• Resolve position, velocity, or acceleration vectors into components (x and y, horizontal and vertical).
• Interpret problems to show that objects moving in two dimensions have independent motions along each coordinate axis.
• Design an experiment to investigate the projectile motion of an object by collecting and analyzing data using kinematic equations.
• Predict and describe how changes to initial conditions affect the resulting motion.
• Calculate range and time in the air for a horizontally launched projectile.

-Define key terms related to projectile motion such as projectile, trajectory, range, and hang time.

-Explore why we analyze the motion of a projectile separately in the horizontal and vertical directions.

-Analyze the horizontal and vertical components of motion separately by doing an example.

-Reinforce the idea that elapsed time is the same for an object at its given position in the vertical direction and the horizontal direction.

hang time - the amount of time a projectile remains in the air.

projectile - an object that is moving through the air.

range - the displacement of a projectile in the horizontal direction.

trajectory - the path taken through the air.

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