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Cratering the Moon Challenge
Preliminary Design by:
Ms. Lias 6th Grade
Union Middle School
by Matthew, Tiffany, Haley, and Kari

student drawing

Expert response from Jennifer Heldmann:
Great design based on the slingshot / harpoon concept! You have a good design that you can build with popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and toothpicks. Nice work. Now for the next part of the design challenge, can you come up with a way to measure the angle that the marshmallow hits the target, and also how much ejecta gets kicked up
during the impact?


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