Learning About Motion

4th graders at Magnolia Bend Academy built a catapult while learning about energy and force, creating motion.   They learned and labeled the following terms: fulcrum, bucket, and gravity.  Once built they modified them to see what results they could get. 

Students also tried different size and weight objects that they used with their projectiles to see if results changed.  All notes, modifications and observations were recorded by them in their Science journals.  Many students have plans to modify and try to create others at home with different materials.

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