Catapult Challenge A project for Physics


Analyze data to support the claim that Newton's second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.

Students learned how to use Excel to create formulas for addition and multiplication within the cells to create a budget sheet for their catapults.

What Worked

Hands on Engineering, Using 21st Century Skills, Practical Data Collection and Analysis

What Didn't Work

A bottleneck at the camera, accelerations were too fast for our technology

What's Next

Connect the project to more than one standard and streamline it so that it all comes together

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