Marble Launcher


[Student with equipment]

[Marble Launcher guide]

The Marble Launcher will bring excitement into your classroom and inspire your students with true hands-on investigations. Lead your students through engaging activities covering science and math topics such as projectile motion, vectors, data analysis, statistics, looking beyond simple theories, problem solving, real numbers, measurement, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and probability. The convenient protractor scale printed right on the launcher makes it easy to acquire accurate measure of launch angle, while use of the Timer or DataCollector provides precise launch speeds.

Concepts Covered

  • Accuracy
  • Engineering Design
  • Error
  • Launch Angle
  • Precision
  • Projectile Motion
  • Range
  • Range Equation
  • Reliability

NGSS Connections

Marble Launcher addresses the following performance expectations:

  • MS-PS2-2
  • HS-PS2-1
  • H S-PS2-2
  • HS-ETS1-2

Investigations

  • 3 Level A
  • 4 Level B
  • 3 Level C
Part Number Description Order Online
292-4023 Marble Launcher Full Module
Includes 1 Teacher's Guide, Curiosity Place Access, Exploros Access, 1 Equipment Unit, 1 DataCollector
292-4024 Marble Launcher Full Classroom Package
Includes 1 Teacher's Guide, Curiosity Place Access, Exploros Access, 6 Equipment Units, 6 DataCollectors
292-3063 Marble Launcher Basic Module
Includes 1 Teacher's Guide, Curiosity Place Access, Exploros Access, 1 Equipment Unit
292-4013 Marble Launcher Basic Classroom Package
Includes 1 Teacher's Guide, Curiosity Place Access, Exploros Access, 6 Equipment Units
492-1030 Marble Launcher Teacher's Guide with Digital Access
792-1171 Marble Launcher Equipment Only
Required Accessories
(Included in Full Module and Classroom Package)
792-1670 Data Collector with Photogates