Grand Award

Second Place

3 - 2 - 1 Launch!

Physics and Astronomy
Steven Zubel

Rachael Turner

My project was mainly about how catapults and how their lunch angles interact to launch their projectiles as far as possible. Why I chose my project is that I have always been interested with physics and how it interacts with us in our day to day life. My result was that a 45 degree launch angle managed to launch the payload the farthest. This information is important if you are kicking a football or hitting a tennis ball, with this information would know to aim at a 45 degree angle.

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2 thoughts on “3 – 2 – 1 Launch!

  1. Nice experiment and nice setup. Do you have any plans on doing this experiment with different parameters?

  2. I really liked the trebuchet design – that’s something high schoolers have to create in their physics classes but you are already doing it! Seems like you are ahead of the physics game. I also think your ability to reflect on your results and adjust parameters speaks to a strong future of scientific discoveries.

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