# Advanced mechanics teaching resources: Projectiles

Resources and ideas for mathematics, advanced mechanics, projectiles, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

#### The Physics of Harry Potter Mechanics Activity

A worksheet on Mechanics using extracts from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Questions test students understanding of force, SUVAT equations, projectiles and conservation of energy in an (almost!) real life situation.

#### Mechanics 1 (Edexcel) Revision

Here is my power point trying to structure questions for M1 from past papers. I have split the paper into 6 sections and tried to group questions together. For use by giving to pupils and leaving them to it, or working through topics as a class. Every question from 2006-present. Also works extremely well on iPads.

#### Introduction to Projectiles

This lesson is an introduction to projectiles. It is assumed that students are already familiar with the standard formulae used in kinematics when a body moves in one direction. I always start this lesson by throwing the board pen horizontally and students witness that it moves in two directions. We discuss the acceleration acting on the body and hence the first example is on this basis. I follow that up with some more worked examples before giving them a standard diagram for projectiles.
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#### Advanced Higher Mechanics Notes (Linear and Parabolic Motion)

Notes for the Linear and Parabolic Motion Unit for the new Advanced Higher Mechanics course. Notes broken down into 4 topics: Rectilinear Motion; Relative Motion in 2D and 3D; Projectile Motion; Forces and Newton's Laws. Definitions, theorems and worked examples included.

#### Forces Introduction

A power point on the different types of forces pupils come across in M1.

#### Newton's Laws in Vertical Motion - M1 - PPT

A power point on using Newton’s Laws in vertical motion ideal for M1 students. A clear introduction with good challenging example questions. Suitable to be taught as part of a lesson on the IWB.

#### Mechanics 1 Revision Treasure Hunt

Treasure hunt to revise Edexcel M1

#### Gravity M1

Some notebook slides to support the teaching of freefall under gravity in M1 Edexcel.

#### Advanced Higher Mechanics Checklist (Unit 1)

Detailed checklist for Unit 1 of the Advanced Higher Applied Maths (Mechanics) course.

#### OCR Mechanics 2 (M2) Revision (Big Exam Style Questions PowerPoint)

All the past paper questions from the Delphis practice papers. There are 10 papers, each having 7 questions. Questions are sorted by both paper and topic.Topics covered include:ProjectilesCircular MotionWork, Energy and PowerMomentsCentre of MassImpulse and RestitutionFor more revision resources, visit www.ParkerMaths,comPlease note: This PowerPoint contains too many links for me to check them all individually. If you find any mistakes, please email admin@parkermaths.com and I'll try to correct them.

#### Equations of Motion / SUVAT A3 Poster (A Level Mathematics, Mechanics, M1)

I wanted to redecorate my room, so I made a bunch of posters. :DThis is intended for WJEC M1 but Equations of Motion come up in every exam board. I made it for A3 but it could be downscaled for A4. The 'crushing / stretching' angle is something we use with our students to help them remember which formula to use for each component. The publisher file is attached if you want to change any parts of it. This is a free resource with a CC Share Alike license - if you do change any parts, I'd prefer you to make it publicly available under the same terms.Hope you find it useful. I will be uploading other A Level posters :)Jonathan Clark

#### Rearranging Formula Dynamics Whiteboard Software for Mechanics A-Level AS

Resizes to fit your full computer screen. New generates a new question.Select any of the formula variations, v = u + at, S = ut + ½at², S = ½t(u + v), E = ½m(v² - u²), or J = m(v - u)Click the answer boxes to reveal the answer.Students can revise at home on their own computer.\$5 for the life of your computer/laptop.Runs using Microsoft Excel. 32-bit or 64-bitDownload the free who wants to be a Millionaire game, to see that everything works for you. The game is very hard to win.Go to http://www.mathsuperstore.com/rfdynamics/

#### National 5 / KS3 Problem Solving #3 - Rocket Science

A problem solving scenario to combine skills, useful for revision and group work.The skills tested here are:• Parabolas (completing square, turning points, sketching, factorising)• Rounding to significant figures• Bearings• Area of sector and arc length• Area of triangle, sine rule, cosine rule• SOH CAH TOA• Pythagoras• Vectors• Lines• PercentagesPupils will also need good communication skills and teamwork (if working in groups).Provided with teacher notes and full worked solutions.

#### Resisted Motion and Circular Motion - Mechanics

An interactive website with loads of animations and that can help aid mechanics students in developing a conceptual understanding of resisted and circular motion including terminal velocity, centripetal acceleration and angular velocity.

#### Projectile Motion - Interactive Simulation

Blast a Buick out of a cannon! Learn about projectile motion by firing various objects. Set the angle, initial speed, and mass. Add air resistance. Make a game out of this simulation by trying to hit a target; Sample Learning Goals •Predict how varying initial conditions effect a projectile path(various objects, angles, initial speed, mass, diameter, initial height, with and without air resistance). •Use reasoning to explain the predictions. •Explain common projectile motion terms in their own words. (launch angle, initial speed, initial height, range, final height, time).

#### SUVAT Projectiles interactive simulation

Reviews appreciated! This tool gives options for gravity strength and animation speed, initial height of ball (on a tower) and you choose initial velocity by dragging and releasing Angry Birds style. Practice and visualise SUVAT problems. KNOWN ISSUE ROUNDING: when previewing the file directly on TES. Please download or view on the website for nice rounded numbers :)

#### Applications of first order differential equations -- falling object

This video provides an example of how to solve a problem involving a falling object with air resistance using a first order differential equation. Site: http://mathispower4u.com Blog: http://mathispower4u.wordpress.com

#### Vertical motion under gravity - stone thrown upwards from the ground

Go to ExamSolutions at http://www.examsolutions.co.uk for tutorials on vertical motion under gravity and other maths videos.

#### Vertical motion under gravity - ball thrown upwards from a balcony

Go to ExamSolutions at http://www.examsolutions.co.uk for tutorials on vertical motion under gravity and other maths videos.

#### A-level Mechanics Edexcel June 2008 Q7

This is the worked solution to question 7 from the Edexcel mechanics M1 paper for June 2008. The question is on friction on an inclined plane. For this and other maths past papers, tutorials goto ExamSolutions at http://www.examsolutions.co.uk/alevel-maths-papers/Edexcel/Mechanics/Mechanics-M1/2008-June/Q7/question.php. If you want more videos like this please click on our maths aid link below the video on our website.

#### A-level Mechanics Edexcel M1 June 2007 Q6e ExamSolutions

This question is on connected particles. For this and other maths past papers, tutorials goto ExamSolutions at http://www.examsolutions.co.uk/alevel-maths-papers/Edexcel/Core-Maths/Core-Maths-C4/2007-June/Q6/question.php

#### Connected Particles - Vertical strings (1)

Connected particles example. To see all my videos, index and revision guides, got to ExamSolutions at http://www.examsolutions.co.uk

#### The Human Cannonball

Autograph Mathematics is used to model the path of a human cannonball.

#### Would a Brick or Feather Fall Faster

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#### Vertical motion under gravity - book falling from a shelf

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#### A-Level Edexcel Mechanics M1 January 2011 Q1b

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#### A-Level Edexcel Mechanics M1 January 2011 Q7c

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#### Rough inclined Plane (1) Newton's Law of Motion

Video tutorial on Newton's Law of Motion.

#### Mass and Weight Clarification

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#### A-level Mechanics Edexcel M1 June 2007 Q6c ExamSolutions

This question is on connected particles. For this and other maths past papers, tutorials goto ExamSolutions at http://www.examsolutions.co.uk/alevel-maths-papers/Edexcel/Core-Maths/Core-Maths-C4/2007-June/Q6/question.php