Cotton Ball Catapult
- Forces and Motion
The transfer of energy from potential energy to kinetic energy is easy to understand (and fun to learn about!) with a catapult. A catapult is a machine that stores energy then quickly releases it to fire a projectile. This activity allows students to build their own catapult and experience how differences in their design relate to the forces on and acceleration of their projectile — a cotton ball!
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