Projectile Motion: Rocket Launcher (20 points)
At what angle do we need to fly a paper rocket so that it travels the furthest?
To determine the ideal angle needed for a projectile to travel the furthest horizontal distance.
Common Core Standards:
You will write up this lab in a Google Docs document or another "sharable" digital format.
The work which is documented should be clear enough that others can follow it, understand it and if necessary, repeat the experimental procedure so as to verify the results. It is a public record which is documented with the expectation that others could understand it. The ability to thoroughly document and to keep clear, understandable records of one's work is a key skill that the professional scientist must develop.
The Data section should include an organized and labeled record of the measurements. Both measured and calculated data should be listed; work should be shown. The Conclusion/Discussion should identify the speed values determined from each method. An error analysis should be performed; the accuracy and precision of each method should be compared; reasons for such conclusions should be explained.
Calculations: Provide proof that the angle that resulted in the greatest distance is explained through the Physics for Projectile Motion.
Your lab report will include the following