The Sandlot: Catapult
  • Physics → Simple Machines → Lever
  • Physics → Motion → Catapult Projectile Motion
  • Physics → Simple Machines → Pulley

A group of young boys create a catapult with the intention of using it to throw the ball back over the fence. Their attempt fails when The Beast intercepts the ball and attacks their machine.

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  1. How could the boys have designed the catapult differently to accomplish their goal?
  2. How would you attempt to retrieve the ball if you were in the same situation as the boys?

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  • Cathy Williams
    over 1 year ago
    I used this in my force and motion unit. The kids LOVED it! You can follow it up by making catapults.
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