Chicken Cannon

Chicken Cannon Directions:

  • Default Functions:
    • Refresh Button: To reset the applet, click the Refresh Button at the top-right corner.
    • Zoom In/Out: Using your scroll wheel, you can zoom in and zoom out of the applets visible area. The screen tends to re-center wherever the mouse cursor is located.
    • Move: Hold the Shift key and then click and hold your primary mouse button to pan around the visible area of the applet.
  • Movable Objects:
    • A: Click and hold the point A to adjust the initial height or potential root of the parabola.
    • Checkboxes: Turn show or hide mentioned objects.
    • Chicken: Click and hold the red point that follows the path of the parabola.
    • Ruler: Move the bottom points of the yellow bar to adjust the thickness and position of the ruler.
    • Sliders: Adjust the sizes of the chicken and the clock.
    • Vertex: Click and hold the blue point to change the vertex.
  • Purpose: To provide multiple examples of negative parabolas, demonstrate the input and output values on any point of the parabola, and to clarify the time to height relationship.

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