Physics students in Ms. Nguyen's class were challenged to design and build a catapult to launch marshmellows as far as possible. The catch? Students were only permitted to use a spoon, popsicle sticks, rubber bands, tape and glue.
The team of juniors Christopher Heim (middle), Sean May (left) and Erick Escamilia (right) shattered the previous school record of 32' with a distance of 59'4".
Using air time and displacement, students also calculated the velocity and height of the marshmellow at different times throughout the experiment.
Launch Day 2016—a huge success!