Advanced Projectile Launcher Activity Documents
Advanced Projectile Launcher Activity Document Downloads
Hit 'Em With Your Best Shot!
Build your own Projectile Launcher with TeacherGeek - send ping pong balls flying, marking the trajectory and distance of your shots and targets. The Build Guide will get you started. Re-design your launcher with greater accuracy and precision with optional labs and graphing sheets, then compete in exciting design challenges. Use the engineering design process to make your launcher better, and raid the recycling bin for new materials. The advanced launcher comes with extra components for endless innovation opportunities. Build once, tinker forever.
Make It Your Own: The documents for this activity are available in PDF and Microsoft Word format.
If you wish to edit a document, simply download the Microsoft Word format.
Download the Advanced Build Guide
This brief Build Guide will help you get started designing and engineering your own unique launcher. Start by building the example launcher, then move on to the lab activity to learn about designing for accuracy and precision.
This build guide has everything you need to construct an example Advanced Projectile Launcher, along with your own designs through the Engineering Process. Perfect for libraries, boy and girl scouts, science fairs, kitchen table, maker fairs and after-school use.
Learn how to predict where different launch angles will land using kinematic equations, graphs, curves of best fit and estimation. This tips and tricks worksheet is a great supplement to the Design & Engineering Challenges.
Download the Kinematic Equations Sheet
How to Hit the Target: Kinematic Equations - PDF
How to Hit the Target: Kinematic Equations - Editable Word Document
Download the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook
Available at two different learning levels, the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook is designed to help students cycle through the Design & Engineering Process and help them innovate and invent new designs. Use an Engineering Notebook page for each iteration of design. It is recommended that extra pages are printed and on-hand during activities.
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TeacherGeek Quick Start Guide
Guide for using TeacherGeek products
Sheet of protractors for Launcher
See how your Launcher measures up
Science & Math Standards
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ITEEA Standards Spreadsheet - Editable/Searchable Excel Sheet