Homers at Different Parks

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Link to Resource: http://profhorn.meteor.wisc.edu/wxwise/baseball/homerun.html
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:University of Wisconsin (UW)
Summary:This fun Java applet shows how altitude at different ball parks impact the distance a batted fly ball travels. Pick from a variety of cities from a variety of altitudes. To see the animation, set the speed of the ball leaving the bat and the angle, in degrees, of the ball leaving the bat. Pressing `hit it` will produce a crack of the bat and a dotted arched trajectory will appear showing the path of the ball.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:PS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:3-PS2-1; 3-PS2-2; HS-PS2-1; HS-PS2-2; HS-PS2-3; K-PS2-1; K-PS2-2; MS-PS2-1; MS-PS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering); Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Planning and carrying out investigations; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; elementary school; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; physics
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