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Pumpkin Chuckin'

Phil Mayhoffer, Middle School STEM Teacher
We are applying what we have learned about simple machines and mechanical advantage to designing and building our own candy-catapulting devices. In preparation for building our own catapults, we have also spent a day celebrating fall by starting a tradition of Pumpkin Chuckin’ at BCD. Seeing how a larger catapult works will help us understand the need to transfer as much potential energy from the machine into kinetic energy in the projectile.
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