PhysicsLAB Worksheet
Freefall #2

Refer to the following information for the next two questions.

An empty can of paint falls from the top of a 6-foot (1.8-meter) tall ladder.
How fast will it hit the floor? 

How much time does it spend in the air before it hits the ground? 

Refer to the following information for the next two questions.

A stone is dropped from the top of an overhang into the river below.
If it takes 4 seconds for it to strike the water, from what height was it released? 

How fast was it traveling when it struck the water? 

Refer to the following information for the next two questions.

A bouncing superball rises to a height of 1.2 meters before returning to the ground.
How fast was it traveling when it first left the floor? 

How much total time does it spend in the air before it once again hits the floor? 

Refer to the following information for the next three questions.

A juggler tosses a ball upwards at 6 m/sec while sitting atop a 3.5-meter tall unicycle.
How high does the ball rise into the air above the release position? 

If the juggler fails to catch the ball, how much total time will it spend in the air before hitting the floor at the base of the unicycle? 

How fast will the ball be traveling when it strikes the floor? 

Refer to the following information for the next two questions.

A 2-meter tall basketball player trapped almost under the net tosses the ball in a last second attempt to make a goal.
How fast was the ball thrown if it just slides into the 3-meter basket as it reaches the apex of its trajectory? Assume the player released the ball just as his hands were level wit the top of his head. 

How much time did the ball travel through the air before sliding into the basket? 





PhysicsLAB
Copyright © 1997-2017
Catharine H. Colwell
All rights reserved.
Application Programmer
    Mark Acton