For
physics class my class was allotted three shots with our
catapult to hit three separate targets.
I designed a catapult which shot three balls at once and
each ball hit a different target.
(I succeeded).
Today class will begin at the
Huntington
State Park
. Peter laid down
his catapult next to the information board which gave us a map
of the park. Peter
shot his catapult at a reading of 300^{0}.
In order to calculate the distance his ball went he used
the information given in problem A.
After walking to Peter’s ball Alan
placed his catapult on the ground, exactly where Peter’s ball
had fallen. He shot
his catapult at a reading of 40^{0}.
In order to find the distance his ball went he used the
information in problem B. After
walking to Alan’s ball James laid down his catapult exactly
where Alan’s had landed.
He placed his catapult facing due North.
He shot his catapult then used the information in Problem
C to find the distance his ball went.
Finally Jeff laid down his catapult where James’ ball
fell and aimed his catapult at 260^{0}.
He used the information in problem D to find the distance
his ball went. Jeff’s
catapult was weak and his ball went a short distance so he
shuffled around to a brown rock which he saw his ball go under.
As he lifted the rock he heard the sound of plastic.
He moved the rock, got his ball (sitting on top of a
Rubbermaid box) then placed the brown stone back where it was,
hiding the Rubbermaid box extremely well.
The class then walked back to the information board.
Jonathan Smith decided that even though it had just rained that
day he would take his bike and go for a short bike ride through
the park. Using the
map he had printed from his computer of the park he started to
ride off. Just as
he mounted the bike his teacher handed him a set of problems.
He took them and was told to follow either the red arrows
or the green arrows to the blue star marked on the map.
Jon quickly rode off to find the place marked with the
blue star.
Jon quickly found himself located near two bridges which
connected different parts of
Lake
Hopewell
. At the point
where the two bridges intersect he noticed that one connected to
an island of some sort. He
went to the point where the two bridges would intersect if they
continued on. From
this point in the middle of the trail he noticed the directions
his teacher gave him. They
said that due west, the distance from Problem F he would find a
three sister tree. From
this tree it said to take a reading of 113^{0}.
Instead of soaking himself by walking through the water
he walked over the bridge to the point his compass had shown
him. There he found
himself in a shrubbery of Mountain Loral.
He took a reading of 140^{0} and found yet
another Rubbermaid box among the rocks.
He looked at the box, hid it again then returned to his
bike and went home. |