Projectiles
Grades: 5  8
Students will construct small projectile launchers and conduct experiments to investigate how the variables of launch angle, launch force, launch point affects distance travelled. The program will conclude with students applying what they have discovered to our large Tennis Ball Launchers as they try to hit a target.
General Outline of Program:
 Welcome to the Big Lab
 Construct a working projectile launcher in small groups
 Discuss variables and forces present in the system
 In groups, conduct experiments to determine optimal launching
 Apply results from testing to the large Tennis Ball Laucher
California State Science Standards related to program:
5th Grade
Investigation
and Experimentation: 6.b, 6.c, 6.d, 6.e, 6.f, 6.g, 6.h
6th Grade
Investigation and Experimentation: 7.a, 7.b, 7.d, 7.e
7th Grade
Investigation and Experimentation: 7.a, 7.e
8th Grade
Motion: 1.a
Forces: 2.b, 2.c, 2.e
Investigation and Experimentation: 7.a, 7.b, 7.c, 7.d, 7.e, 7.h
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