Initial Velocity. The Problem
Our modern world increasingly consumes entertainment through TV and movies which commonly involve using people or other things flying through the air. How do we ensure that these stunts are safe and successful the first time, when mistakes could lead to serious injury or death?
Producer Aaron Debbink
LocationOak Hills High School
Use the physics of projectiles to design a stunt for a TV show or Hollywood movie that involves something or someone launched through the air.
(Day 5 & 6) Horizontal Projectile Lab Practicum.
> Students must use the physics they have learned to predict the landing location of an object launched from a given height.
(Day 1 & 2) Video Analysis of Projectile Motion.
> Logger Pro software
> Homework: Worksheet 1 (Practice with the acceleration of gravity)
Description of movie or TV show involving the stunt.
Detailed description of the stunt / motion
Quantitative diagram of stunt or motion of object.
Explanation of physics calculations used to design the student / motion of the object.
(Day 3 &4) Horizontal Projectiles
> Notes and homework (WK2)
(Day 5) Students present homework solutions using white boards to the class.
(Day 7 & 8) Class time to work on Google Presentation.
(Day 9) Final Presentations of Stunt Designs. (4 – 6 min each)
ax = 0m/s/s
ay = -10m/s/s
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