Green River Star -

By David Martin

Lessons learned with catapults


April 12, 2017

Hundreds of years ago, catapults were important siege tools used to topple cities and build empires.

Last week, in a grassy field behind Lincoln Middle School, scaled-down versions of these ancient weapons were used by eighth graders to shoot golfballs at a target.

Three weeks of hard work in Stacey Nelson’s eighth-grade honor’s science class culminated in a friendly competition amongst students to see who could launch a ball 10 meters into a 1-meter target, as well as launch their balls the furthest. All eighth-grade science students were required to build catapults in their classes, b...

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