Projectile Motion in Sports
During week 3 Y11 physics HL students did a project about projectile motion in sports. They recorded some videos for their classmates who are in the basketball team. The videos were then used bythe physics students to investigate the projectile motion in sports. Physics students inserted their videos to the Logger pro software and then analyzed the projectile motion. Aftertheir analysis and calculations, each team then carried out a presentation showcasing their work and later told the basketball players how to shoot a perfect free-throw every time, with what speed and at what angle.
It was useful for our physics students to apply the theoryknowledgethat they learned in class to real life situation. This work was also helpful for the basketball players to improve their skills. The physics Y11 Higher Level student practiced not only their physics knowledge, but also their communication and thinking skills.