10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Concept featured in clip: Projectile Motion
Location of clip: Chapter 6 (DVD)


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Summary of clip: The scene opens with the president of the Future MBAs, Bogey Lowenstein, hitting golf balls onto the football field. As he hits the balls, there is another person on the field catching them in a basket. The balls are leaving the ground at various angles and their trajectories are a good example of projectile motion.

Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. Have students list other examples of projectile motion seen in real life?

b. What are the variables involved with projectile motion?

c. How does gravity come into play?

d. What does the angle of a golf club's head have to do with distance traveled and angle of departure of the ball?