Today was purely a work day for the students. The goal? Complete the video analysis of a projectile and prepare four graphs: x-t, y-t, vx-t, and vy-t. Tomorrow we will have a glorious whiteboard session to determine the models that govern projectile motion. It is kind of awesome when the kids are this engaged for an activity.
SIDEBAR: This year they also uploaded the video they made to Schoology for everyone else to see. I’m hoping for some really creative ones.
After a bit of review on position graphs — transitioning from the position graph to a written description followed by matching with a motion detector — the generals completed a tutorial on how to do video analysis with Logger Pro. They used the video I made this time, the follow up- create their own constant velocity video.