WEIGHTLESS WONDER - REDUCED GRAVITY FLIGHTS
Equations of Motion
Students will learn about the parabolic flights of NASA's C9 jet - the Weightless Wonder, as they use equations of motion to derive a solution to a real life problem.
› Weightless Wonder Educator Edition (PDF 295 KB)
› Weightless Wonder Student Edition (PDF 301 KB)
Files for use with the TI-Nspire™
› Weightless Wonder TI_Nspire Educator Edition (PDF 403 KB)
› Weightless Wonder TI_Nspire Student Edition (PDF 233 KB)
Note: The following files are software specific files for Texas Instrument Nspire calculators.
› Weightless Wonder TI_Nspire Document (TNS 155 KB)
› Weightless Wonder TI_Nspire Document w/ Solutions (TNS 156 KB)
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- use trigonometric ratios to find vertical and horizontal components of a velocity vector;
- derive a formula describing height of a parabola in terms of time;
- determine vertical and horizontal displacement of trajectory motion; and
- analyze data to derive a solution to a real life problem.