Students will derive the vector model of projectile motion, and then derive the parametric model from the vector model. An example is then supplied that shows students how to solve a typical projectile motion problem using the graphing calculator.
Before the Activity
See the attached Activity PDF file(s) for detailed instructions for this activity.
During the Activity
Follow the procedures outlined in the activity.
Be able to derive the vector model of projectile motion.
Derive the parametric model from the projectile model.
Be able to solve a typical projectile motion problem using the graphing calculator.
After the Activity
Review student results
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary