Projectile Motion (Grades 9-12)

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Grade levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

Content areas: Career & Technical, Math, Science

Topics: STEM, smsp, Physics, Motion and Forces

Related Standards : NGSS.HS.ETS.1.2, NGSS.HS.ETS.1.3, NGSS.HS.PS.2.3, NGSS.HS.PS.2.1, CCSS.Math.Content.HSN-Q.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.HSN-Q.A.2, CCSS.Math.Content.HSA-SSE.A.1, CCSS.Math.Practice.MP.2, CCSS.Math.Practice.MP.4

Type of resource: Lesson/Unit Plan

In this unit of study students learn that in the horizontal direction a projectile moves at a constant speed with nothing to cause acceleration. In the vertical direction a projectile accelerates due to the earth’s gravitational field. And combining these two type of motions together you can determine the parabolic arch of a projectile. This unit integrates nine STEM attributes and was developed as part of the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership's Teacher Leadership Team. Any instructional materials are included within this unit of study. Conditions of Use: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0. Copyright Holder: Sarah Price