This activity provides participants the opportunity to model and simulate projectile motion using a program and the TI-83/84 family of graphing calculators. It is a preliminary in-class activity used prior to actual launching an air-powered rocket
Before the Activity
The instructor will send the program RCKT to participants, have it available on a computer, or send it using the TI-Navigator™. The prgm RCKT can be linked using the approriate linking cable to participants' calculators.
During the Activity
Please see Modeling Projectile Motion worksheet for during the activity details.
After the Activity
Review student results:
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary