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Activity 5-Basketball Arcs

Objectives
• observe the trajectory of a thrown ball
• apply what they observe to a game of basketball
• predict how the ball would behave in an microgravity environment

 
 Vocabulary
freefall - absence of all forces other than gravity
gravitational potential energy - potential energy from an object that can fall
kinetic energy - energy an object has due to its motion
parabola - an arc
gravity
Newton's 1st Law of Motion
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