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Study to compare the gravity, force, and motion between catapults and trebuchets.
How does energy flow through objects?
How is energy transferred?
What effects does gravity have on falling/launched objects?
Students were engaged throughout the lesson. We built on their prior knowledge of force and “what goes up, must come down” with a hands-on learning opportunity. Students were eager to test their catapults at different angles to launch the objects farther.
In the future, I would like to partner with local science museum to bring in giant trebuchet to launch objects on a larger scale.