Ping Pong Ball Mania

Community High School teacher Courtney Kiley held a Catapult Challenge for her FOS 4 students. Students in Kiley’s Physics class were assigned to build a catapult to shoot a ping-pong ball 15+ feet. Students were allowed to build any type of catapult or trebuchet as long as it wasn’t a slingshot. Competitions included accuracy and longest distance.
“Its not my all time favorite day but I like it.” Kiley said. “Every year I’m really nervous, but I’m always shocked at the outcome.”
This year, Cody Zeisler was champion of the distance competition. “This is a lot more satisfying [than being a great football player],” Zeisler said. So, what is Zeisler’s secret to success? “It’s all about tension.”