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Description:

This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into the relationship between an object’s mass and the distance it is thrown by a catapult. Groups of learners will assemble a simple plastic spoon catapult and test launch “tephra” (material ejected from volcanoes) of different masses, calculate average throwing distance and graph their recorded results. Relates to linked video, DragonflyTV GPS: Lava Flow.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,Mass and Weight,Data Analysis,NSDL,Data Representation,About Inquiry,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Mathematics,mass,Communicating Results,Materials science,Data Collection,Chemistry,density,tephra,Social Sciences,Gathering Data,General science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926134209489T,catapult,Middle School,Formulating Explanations,ejected,eruption,Elementary School,Conducting Investigations,Momentum and Velocity,Physics,throw,distance,Upper Elementary,volcanoes,Technology,Energy,Earth system science,General,Science and society,Physical science,Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics,Education,Projectile Motion,Geoscience

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English

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