Posted on December 12th, 2014 in Featured, Uncategorized

Mrs. Matlock’s Physics classes at Southport High School finished their first semester catapult project this week.  This real-life application of physics concepts was to build a catapult that was triggered by a mousetrap and would launch a golf ball 4-5 meters.  Some of the catapults were launched in the field house while others were launched outside in the cold weather.  The students put a lot of time and effort into the construction and the technical reports for their catapults.  The longest launch was from a trebuchet design, which launched the golf ball a distance of 36 meters (about 117 feet).  What a way to end the semester!  Physics is fun!!!