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CMS students make catapults

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned about the scientific method by making catapults.

 

In Jan Speer’s sixth-grade science classes, students used pumpkin candies to help them practice the scientific method.

 

Students were asked to make a catapult with sticks, rubber bands and a plastic spoon.

 

But before they made their catapults, students formed a hypothesis to guess how far they believe they could launch a pumpkin candy.

 

Students were also asked to consider if height would influence how far they can launch their pumpkin and if their catapult should be launched with a rubber band or by hand.

 

After diagramming their catapults, students built and tested them.

 

Students recorded their results and then analyzed them to see if their predictions came true.

 

From left, CMS sixth-graders Johnathon Foster, Willie Nunn and Hunter Falls build their catapult.

From left, CMS sixth-graders Johnathon Foster, Willie Nunn and Hunter Falls build their catapult.

 

CMS sixth-graders, from left, Keely Thompson, Chloe Thompson and Gabby Bright build their catapult.

CMS sixth-graders, from left, Keely Thompson, Chloe Thompson and Gabby Bright build their catapult.

 

CMS sixth-grader Kiara Graves launches her group’s pumpkin as her teammates Mollie Bailey, at left, and Gracie Tungate watch.

CMS sixth-grader Kiara Graves launches her group’s pumpkin as her teammates Mollie Bailey, at left, and Gracie Tungate watch.

 

From left, CMS sixth-graders Ashtan Forrest, Zachary Akin, Jovi Bowen and Kayden Birdwell build their catapult.

From left, CMS sixth-graders Ashtan Forrest, Zachary Akin, Jovi Bowen and Kayden Birdwell build their catapult.

 

From left, CMS sixth-graders Camilla Taylor, Chloe Mitchell and Arisha Francis launch their catapult.

From left, CMS sixth-graders Camilla Taylor, Chloe Mitchell and Arisha Francis launch their catapult.

 

CMS sixth-graders, from left, Caleb Holt, Isacc Billeter and Isaac Garrison build their catapult.

CMS sixth-graders, from left, Caleb Holt, Isacc Billeter and Isaac Garrison build their catapult.

 

From left, CMS sixth-graders Devin Kinser, Jaxon Sidebottom and Dawson Creason prepare to launch their catapult.

From left, CMS sixth-graders Devin Kinser, Jaxon Sidebottom and Dawson Creason prepare to launch their catapult.

 

CMS sixth-graders, from left, Karlie Cox, Angelica Seng and Brianna Dobson prepare to launch their catapult.

CMS sixth-graders, from left, Karlie Cox, Angelica Seng and Brianna Dobson prepare to launch their catapult.

 

CMS sixth-graders Willie Nunn, at left, and Hunter Falls launch their catapult.

CMS sixth-graders Willie Nunn, at left, and Hunter Falls launch their catapult.





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