Marshmallow Catapult demonstrates potential energy and kinetic energy

Make Your Own Marshmallow Catapult !! And learn about potential and kinetic energy !

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Make Your Own Marshmallow Catapult !!

  • Saturday, September 19, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Marshmallow catapults are not only fun to play with, but also provide an educational demonstration on energy. 

Potential energy is the stored energy in an object at rest. Kinetic energy is exerted by an object in motion. Catapults use stored energy to launch objects. When a catapult is in the loading position, it holds potential energy. As the arm of the catapult releases, it exerts kinetic energy. 

Your challenge is to build a catapult that will launch a marshmallow six feet. Good luck!

Registration is required! No walk-ins. Limited sign ups. All social distancing guidelines will be followed!

Please Register by calling 315-376-5270 or emailing lewis@cornell.edu by September 16, 2020 by 4:00 pm. Youth under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Paperwork is required of all participants.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic all information is subject to change for the health, safety, and well-being of our community.

Fee

$2.00

Last updated August 31, 2020