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Pumpkin Catapults Launch STEM Skills

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Hoping to see their pumpkins fly the furthest during the launch event on Halloween, fourth graders at Deauville Gardens West Elementary School were hard at work designing their pumpkin catapults on Oct. 24. 

Using popsicle sticks, rubber bands and a spoon, the students had to create their own catapults – designed to launch a gummy pumpkin – that will be put to the test on launch day in six different stations. The students have been learning about potential and kinetic energy and are using their STEM-based knowledge to craft their designs.