Parabolic Path: Definition & Projectiles


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The acceleration of gravity is _____.

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1. The initial velocity of a projectile is _____.

2. If a projectile starts out at 100 ft/sec horizontally, in 10 seconds it will be _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The parabolic path describes the path followed by a projectile, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you to test yourself on your understanding of this concept. The practice questions on the quiz will test you on acceleration, velocity, and the movement of a projectile through space, given velocity, time, and/or direction of the movement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Ensure that you understand the following:

  • Acceleration of gravity
  • How to describe the initial velocity of a projectile
  • The equation to use to calculate the parabolic path of a projectile
  • Identifying points along the path of a projectile given certain information

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on parabolic paths, velocity, acceleration, and gravity from the related lesson
  • Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving parabolic paths
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how a projectile will travel in a given scenario

Additional Learning

Study the lesson called Parabolic Path: Definition & Projectiles to gain more insight into this concept and its applications. Some of the lesson's objectives are as follows:

  • Define parabolic path
  • Understand the factors that affect the parabolic path
  • Explain the horizontal and vertical components of a parabolic path
  • Recognize how parabolic paths relate to rocket science