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The Dayton Trebuchet

The Dayton Trebuchet

In this lesson, students will design a working trebuchet for maximum accuracy, distance and force using the engineering design process. Students will utilize the measurement formulas to calculate kinetic and potential energy and therefore create a trebuchet for a specific function (ex. Hitting a target, knocking down a wall or launching for distance).

Engineering Design Challenge

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