Uber problems are multi-step problems that we typically complete per unit. The first uber problem we solved this year was in the kinematics unit. In this problem, a rocket was launched at an angle upward with a specified acceleration. Eventually, the engine turned off and the rocket continued its motion as a projectile. As the rocket began to fall toward the ground, a parachute opened and a wind blew the rocket horizontally. In this problem, we were tasked with solving the total horizontal displacement of the rocket from its starting position to the end.
We completed the penny drop lab during our forces unit. The purpose of this lab was to design an experiment using a penny and stopwatch to determine the acceleration of gravity. After completing this experiment, we wrote a lab report to describe our data which you can see below.