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Projectile Distance as Related to Mass of an Arrow and other Factors
Grade Level: 4th - 7th; Type: Physics
The goals of this experiment involve analyzing different aspects of projectile motions. In a first set of experiments, you evaluate how the mass of an arrow affects the distance an arrow travels. In a second set of experiments, you learn how the angle of firing affects distance. While the math that relates these variables is not introduced until high school and college physics, simply drawing graphs of the results of these experiments illustrates the existence of a relationship between these variables.
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