Angry Birds - Video Analysis

Underlying Research Questions?

  • Is the physics of Angry Birds at all consistant and/or accurate?
  • If the physics of angry birds is accurate, what are the implications?

Methodology?

  • Video Analysis, Tracker (note, I haven't used 4.0 yet, you can download earlier versions of Tracker) and Logger Pro (not free, but pretty cool) would be my recommendations. My students can get LoggerPro from me for their home computers for free, just ask.
  • Your investigation must include concepts from projectile motion
  • You should look at multiple factors. Just as you can't look at one bird launch and make a full conclusion, you can't look at one idea either. For example, you have to look at more than the acceleration due to gravity!

The Write-UP:

  • Standard Lab - i.e. Research Question, Methodology, Data, Conclusion
    • In your Methodology you must also address all assumptions you are making. Really think about this!
    • Your conclusion should address multiple concepts and MUST include example from your data. Conclusions that don't cite specific numbers from your data will be ignored!
  • The Rubric - This is what I will have on hand when I assess this assignment. I'll give you a couple bonus points if you include a copy of it with your write-up and you use it to evaluate your paper yourself.

The Videos:

Subpages (1): Angry Rubric
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AngryBirds1.mp4
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Steve Dickie,
Apr 13, 2011, 2:44 AM
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AngryBirds1_30fps.mp4
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Steve Dickie,
Apr 13, 2011, 4:38 AM
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AngryBirds2.mp4
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Steve Dickie,
Apr 13, 2011, 2:44 AM
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AngryBirds2_30fps.mp4
(4388k)
Steve Dickie,
Apr 13, 2011, 4:43 AM
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AngryBirds3.mp4
(3061k)
Steve Dickie,
Apr 13, 2011, 2:44 AM
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AngryBirds3_30fps.mp4
(5390k)
Steve Dickie,
Apr 13, 2011, 4:45 AM
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