Students launch catapults to learn

7:23 PM, Apr 26, 2013   |    comments
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WESTMINSTER - A group of excited second graders have waited three months for this day. They finally get to launch baseballs from their self-designed, self-made catapults.

Physics students from Front Range Community College teamed up with 2nd graders from the STEM Launch School in Thornton and the STEM Magnet Lab School in Northglenn.

"We're seeing which one can get into the little net or go the farthest," said Brock Bucher, a 2nd grader from STEM Magnet Lab School.

They spent 12 weeks designing and building their catapult contraptions. Some used bungee cords. Other designs used boat cranks. The teams competed against each other for the right to have a pizza party.

The college students and 2nd graders launched their catapults in the parking lot of the Westminster Campus of Front Range Community College.

When asked if he had fun during the competition, Brock smiled and emphatically said, "Oh yes!"

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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