**Inquiry question: How can models that are used to explain projectile motion be used to analyse and make predictions?**

**Students:**

● analyse the motion of projectiles by resolving the motion into horizontal and vertical components, making the following assumptions:

– a constant vertical acceleration due to gravity

– zero air resistance

● apply the modelling of projectile motion to quantitatively derive the relationships between the following variables:

– initial velocity

– launch angle

– maximum height

– time of flight

– final velocity

– launch height

– horizontal range of the projectile (ACSPH099)

● conduct a practical investigation to collect primary data in order to validate the relationships derived above.

● solve problems, create models and make quantitative predictions by applying the equations of motion relationships for uniformly accelerated and constant rectilinear motion

Extract from *Physics Stage 6 Syllabus © 2017 *NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)