- Investigate the independence of the horizontal and vertical motion
- Use the photogates to measure launch velocity
- Knowing the launch velocity, predict the landing point when a ball is launched horizontally from a table top
- Knowing the launch velocity and launch angle, predict the landing point when a ball is launched at an angle on a lab table
- Knowing the launch velocity and launch angle, launch a ball through a horizontal or vertical hoop
- Investigate projectile range as a function of launch angle
- Determine which launch angles give the same range
- Determine which launch angle gives the maximum range
- Investigate the repeatability of the launcher
- Use the launcher, a video camera and the video features of Logger Pro to observe the launch path
- Given a specific launch distance, calculate the launch velocity needed to hit the target. Use the photogates to set the device to that launch velocity and test your prediction.
- Launch angle: 0 to 70 degrees
- Launch speed: 0-6 m/s
- Launch height: 146 mm
- Maximum launch distance: 2.5 m
- Internal photogate interval: 50 mm
- Steel ball diameter: 17.46 mm
- Steel ball mass: 21.8 g
The Projectile Launcher may require a compatible interface and software. Choose a platform below to see compatible interface and software options.
|Interface||Logger Pro||Graphical Analysis 4|
|LabQuest Mini||Full support||Full support|
|LabQuest 2||Full support||Full support|
|LabQuest Stream||Full support1||Full support1|
|Full support||Full support|
- Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Future software updates will support connection via Bluetooth®technology
- Sensor does not auto-ID; manual setup is required.
|Interface||Graphical Analysis for iOS||Graphical Analysis for Android|
|LabQuest Stream||Future support||Future support|
|LabQuest 2||Full support1||Full support1|
- Future software updates will add support for a LabQuest Stream interface.
- iOS and Android™ devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.