May 8, Mrs. Tunby’s first grade class made catapults with the help of the juniors and Mr. Mangold. The catapults were made using eight popsicle sticks, four rubber bands, some hot glue, and a bottle cap.
By Jake Edgell and Nicole Allerdings
The kids practiced launching miniature marshmallows. They learned that adjusting the fulcrum of the catapult would adjust the trajectory as well. Once the students had gotten the hang of using the catapults, they had contests to see whose catapult would shoot their marshmallow the farthest. They also experimented to see how many marshmallows they could launch at once.
This was a fun and educational project for both the first graders and the juniors.