Projectile Simulator

The Projectile Simulator Interactive provides the learner with a user-friendly, virtual environment for exploring a variety of principles associated with projectile motion. Learners can modify the launch speed, the launch angle, and the launch height and observe the effect of these changes upon a variety of projectile parameters such as the trajectory, the range, and maximum height, and the time of flight.

Launch Interactive


Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore. Or if desired, The Physics Classroom has prepared three different activities for a more directed experience. The activities were designed with the intent of being used by classroom teachers with their classes.


Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.