Lesson Plan: Vertical Motion under Gravity Mathematics
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to use the kinematics equations of uniform acceleration to model the vertical motion of a body with uniform acceleration due to gravity.
Students will be able to
- apply the equations of motion to vertical motion,
- find the velocity of a body projected vertically after a given time period or displacement,
- find the displacement of a body that has been projected vertically after a given time period or when it reaches a certain velocity,
- find the time period it takes for a body that has been projected vertically to reach a certain velocity or displacement,
- solve real-world problems involving vertical motion under gravity.
Students should already be familiar with
- the equations of motion.
Students will not cover
- problems involving vertical motion where the particle is not moving solely under gravity,
- problems involving a variable acceleration.