Game Day STEM – Gold Medal Archers!

Game Day STEM – Gold Medal Archers!

Katniss & Hawkeye aren’t the only ones in town who know how to handle a bow & arrow! Today, our aspiring archers designed and tested their own bows & “arrows” (don’t worry, we kept it safe, parents). Students explored various factors relating to bow design as well as arrow design. It’s not easy creating a functional bow and arrow, given all the factors we can manipulate, so they had to troubleshoot and solve problems along the way. Campers explored some key physics concepts behind their design and how they can hit that coveted bullseye using their own equipment!

Ask your camper: What term is given to the speed and distance of an arrow when using a particular bow? (cast)

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