Introduction: Projectile Motion Project

This project was made to help us understand the ways projectile motion works and how to find all points to eventually figure out the velocity of the problem.

Step 1: Finding the Height

When picking a height no higher than 2 cm and no lower than 1 cm, we decided to go with the highest point being 1.7 cm. We then divided 0.583 by 5 (the number of balls placed on each side of the highest point) to get 0.1166 (s) as our time. That number was then used to multiply by up to 4 and -4, giving us the height of every other ball we used.

Step 2: Creating the Project

We measured 1.7 cm from the pole to officially place our highest point onto the project. When correctly figuring how to place the other balls, we had to take the height of the previous ball and the height of the ball we wanted to place on the pole and subtract them. Example: This picture shows our highest ball (1.7 cm) and the next highest ball (1.63 cm) placed next to each other. We figured that height by subtracting them, getting 0.07 cm, meaning we needed to go down 7 mm from the highest ball. While also doing the same thing on the opposite side.

Step 3: Final Outcome

This picture shows all of our points and how our project will be constructed. You can see that they are equal heights on both sides of the highest point.