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Dacy Buerkle launching her catapult, while Trinity Rieger and Ashley Sander record data.

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Mrs. Schumacher’s physics class has been working on projectile motion. They have recently been focused on calculating vertical and horizontal components. In order to demonstrate their calculations, the students built miniature catapults out of popsicle sticks and rubber bands. The students then launched marshmallows in the hallway and recorded the distance and launch time. The farthest launch came from Dean Alford’s catapult with a whopping 1070 centimeters!

The following week came with another task. Using their vertical calculations, students had to launch their marshmallows through a hoop attached to the ceiling. They cut their vertical height in half, and hung the hoop from that distance. Then, they subtracted or added textbooks to make sure their launch height was correct. One by one, the students launched their marshmallows through the hoop, securing their vertical component equation knowledge!

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