Project T.R.I.G is a game that allows students to interact with speed and angle variables to control the flight of a projectile. Students are given the opportunity to adjust the variables based on the outcome of their last flight. The landing target becomes more difficult to reach as the game progresses. Students can explore the mathematics of projectile motion by using the coordinate grid and position-time data provided. More advanced students can apply knowledge of trigonometry and projectile physics to accurately predict where projectiles will land. There are 12 levels of game play.
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students explore the mathematics of projectile motion using a free online game. Students will apply their knowledge of math and physics (including angles and trigonometry) in order to create successful projectile trajectories. See more »