Nerf gun lab problem: what is the energy efficiency of a nerf gun experimental design: in order to determine the energy efficiency of the nerf gun, a force sensor will be used to find the force applied by the spring when compressing the nerf to the point where it is cocked while the gun is cocked, we will measure the distance of compression, which is the distance from where the handle starts. Students use nerf dart guns to explore projectile motion braided physics string preparatory questions print out one copy of table 1-1 for your group report the purpose of this lab is to study the motion of a projectile launched motion within the experimental and theoretical uncertainties inherent in this experiment. Created date: 10/9/2008 1:00:25 pm. The purpose of this lab was understand projectile motion, in our case to predict exactly where the dart will hit the floor when you shoot the nerf gun when given a specific degree and height to shoot it at, but to do this we first needed to find the muzzle velocity of the nerf gun, which is the.
A projectile motion in this part of the lab, you will be using the equations for projectile motion to predict the range of a projectile, the dart from a toy dart gun. My physics class received an assignment from our teacher to calculate the distance a nerf dart would travel if the gun was pointed upward at a 45 degree angle. Math works activities that make connections pat riley hopkinsville community college (ky. My experiment will consist of a nerf gun (projectile launcher) shooting its dart (projectile) at various angles through the use of a tape measure, i will then find how the change in angle affects the projectile's range.
Consider an ordinary dart projected from a toy dart gun and moving through the air how could work and energy be utilized to analyze the motion of the dart would the total mechanical energy of the dart/gun system be altered when launched or while moving through the air or would the total. Projectiles launched at an angle (74 ratings) throwing a ball to a friend or shooting a cannon are both examples of projectile motiongravity is a force that acts upon objects, fire the nerf gun horizontally and measure the distance it travels from where it was shot be sure to measure from where it first hits the ground. Projectile motion is the motion of objects that are initially launched, or projected, and then continue moving with only the force of gravity acting upon it the forces involved in projectile motion are the initial velocity of the projected object at a certain angle and gravity acting downward on the object. Projectile motion occurs when an object in a two dimensional plane experiences motion only due to gravity kinematic equations can be used to describe the components of projectile motion this allows us to analyze the motion.
Materials: nerf gun and dart meter stick small level protractor procedure: shoot a single nerf dart horizontally from 1 meter off the ground use the meter stick to get the correct height do your best to make sure the shot is perfectly horizontal (use the level if it is available if you have the iphone app you may use. The wooden structure holds the nerf gun in various angles, therefore allowing the nerf bullet to be shot in a desired angle if one wishes to know which angle allows maximum distance travelled, shooting a nerf gun at a certain angle is a reliable method projectile motion lab report objectives: this laboratory experiment presents the. Nerf gun lab standard c: experiment and design experimental design: in this experiment the goal was to calculate the initial velocity of the nerf gun bullet and then compare it to the initial velocity given by technology.
Task: to determine the muzzle velocity of a nerf gun using two different methods standards: a(6) projectile motion model c experiment and design procedure & accuracy 1) the first way we chose to determine the muzzle velocity of the nerf gun was using a mathematical model and solving for the velocity we shot the nerf. Gun firing angle example a bullet is fired from a gun: what angle of elevation of the gun will result in the bullet traveling the maximum distance before hitting the ground if you ignore the effects of air resistance, the bullet travels in a parabolic arc and it is easy to compute that the optimum firing angle is 45 degrees. My lab partner and i were to find the optimum angle a nerf gun could be fired at to provide the longest distance from the starting point we also need to calculate the initial velocity of the projectile and the range and height the projectile should have reached for each angle air resistance is. I decided to take a second look at the speed of a dart coming out of a nerf gun in this experiment i used photogates to time how long it took the dart to cover a short distance.
Projectiles launched at an angle (75 ratings) throwing a ball to a friend or shooting a cannon are both examples of projectile motion gravity is a force that acts upon objects, fire the nerf gun horizontally and measure the distance it travels from where it was shot be sure to measure from where it first hits the ground. A nerf gun has a muzzle velocity, which is the velocity with which the dart leaves the gun your task: use a nerf gun and suction darts to analyze projectile motion the guiding question of this investigation is: “how does height and angle affect the projectile motion of. The purpose of this activity is to determine the initial velocity of a nerf dart gun using the physics of projectile motion objective: given a nerf dart gun and a nerf dart, determine the launch velocity of the gun. 41 projectile motion • example 1: - while playing with a hot wheel car a monkey gives the car a big push sending the car flying off the edge of a table with a horizontal velocity of 12 m/s if the car in a nerf gun war between a monkey and a gorilla a dart is firedhorizontally from a 2 meter.
Projectile motion essay i - projectile motion essay introduction introduction this study focuses on the different factors that affect the game results of the throwing events namely, javelin throw, discus throw, and shot put throw. The dart gun 334 laying the foundation in physics 8 the dart gun predicting the range of a projectile launched at an angle projectile motion part iii: hitting the target 1 determine the following quantities for the dart that you launched in part iii a calculate the maximum height of the projectile above the launching position. When the gun is adjusted to 30 degrees it shoots the projectile 75 metets, and when the gun is 60 degrees it shoots the projectile 7 meters these two numbers are very close within 6% of each other. Title “the firing squad” (academic) analyzing the behavior of the motion of a projectile, such as a dart gun, you can use it to obtain materials: nerf dart gun (use the same gun and dart each time) , meter stick, measuring tape, calculator, graph paper, masking tape.