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!!!