3rd Grade Catapult Launch (Distance)

Southeast 3rd graders are learning about simple machines as part of their STEM lessons. While learning about levers, the students were divided up into groups and challenged to create a catapult using only craft sticks, rubber bands, a plastic spoon, a binder clip, a plastic cup and a clothespin.

On Wednesday they tested to see which group could launch an object the furthest. Each group chose between a candy conversation heart, a Crabby Patty heart, a marshmallow, and a plastic spiky ball.

The distance competition was won by Jude Sullivan, Julian Tompkins and Aden Smith, whose catapult launched a candy heart 27 feet and 8 inches.

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