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Catapults Are Life

nataliebecoats3

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My catapult that I built with Kalea did not go as far as the other catapults, but let's just say ours was the cutest. It launched our softball a whopping one meter, compared to the highest of around 46 meters. We tried to achieve a release angle of 45 degrees, because we knew that it would travel the farthest distance. However, we found it quite difficult to achieve that 45 degree angle so we assumed a position that we thought would work. Our catapult launched the softball in the air for an average of around 1.46 seconds. This was a very cool project because we got to see physics in motion, rather than just on paper. It made sense to see a projectile actually in the air versus a 2D drawing. Next time, I would definitely spend a little more time carefully and thoroughly planning the design. Overall, I thought that we did an alright job for building this ourselves.



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