This weeks design challenge question was: How far can you propel an army man forward using a launcher? The learner profile that I used was knowledgeable because I took the information I learned about catapults in science, the parabolas I learned in math, and the distance I learned from the game Angry Birds to make my launcher for this challenge. I struggled with how to make the launch consistent and accurate. The strength was the teamwork we had with every member having input and ideas.
Real world physics has an informational website on the physics behind the catapult.
You can access the link here: http://www.real-world-physics-problems.com/catapult-physics.html
Students are challenged in Global Tech to "plug in" to make connections in a technological world.