The Road Runner Show: Outboard Motor
Physics → Motion → Projectile Motion
The Coyote unintentionally launches off of a cliff, and he realizes that he could have made it to the other side if he had stayed on his motor. This clip illustrates a misconception about motion: the horizontal speed of an object does not influence how quickly it falls.
Public Discussion Questions
What forces do you observe? How did the coyote's motion change? What caused this change?
How does this clip illustrate the independence of horizontal velocity and vertical velocity of a projectile?