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Carolina STEM Challenge®: Projectile Launcher Kit

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Grades 6–12. Investigate projectile motion and apply real-world engineering problem solving. Student teams each construct a desktop launcher from a swing-arm protractor and then experiment with launch angles, launch mechanism, and types of projectiles. Addresses Next Generation Science Standards®: HS-PS2-1. Materials support 15 design teams. Includes teacher's manual, student guide, and FREE 1-year access to digital resources that support three-dimensional instruction.

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What’s Included:
  • 15 Protractors with Swing Arm
  • 2 Measuring Tapes
  • 15 Wood Blocks
  • 25 Plastic Tubes
  • 1 MaskingTape
  • 1 String
  • 25 Pipe Cleaners
  • 40 Rubber Bands
  • 40 Straws
  • 1 Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide
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Needed But Not Included:
  •  Document Camera or Overhead Projector
  • 15 Markers
  • 15 Metric Rulers
  •  Scissors
  •  Calculators (with trigonometric functions - optional)
  •  Assorted Projectiles (marshmellows, pom poms, etc. - optional)
  •  Disposable Rubber Gloves (optional)
  •  Bucket or Hoop (for Accuracy challenge - optional)
  •  Rubber Bands (assorted sizes - optional)
  •  Clay (optional)
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