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Cratering the Moon Challenge
Preliminary Design by:
Ms. Lias 6th Grade
Union Middle School
by Lauren and Crista

There are many ways to send a marshmellow flying into a box, but our way is very different. First we pull the catapult back, all the way then we let go. The marshmellow flies, into the box. We can pull the catapult back in different places for different angles.

student drawing of catapult

Expert response from Jennifer Heldmann
Great catapult design!  This is a good experiment to launch the marshmallow into the box.  How will you measure the amount of ejecta created from the impact of your marshmallow?  Also what kind of material will you have inside the box?  Good luck with the experiment!



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Last Updated: October 2007
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