Mini Projectile Launcher

Item # 94-1970

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United Scientific

94-1970

31139500130377

$89.00 Regular price $99.00
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This simple but precise launcher is versatile and great for indoor classroom use with projectile motion studies! The Mini Projectile Launcher projects 16 mm steel balls at ranges suitable for use on the benchtop or from the bench to the floor. Three launch speeds give ranges of 1m, 1.5m, and 2m.

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This simple but precise launcher is versatile and easy-to-use for projectile motion studies!
 
The Mini Projectile Launcher projects steel balls at ranges suitable for use on the benchtop or from the bench to the floor. Set any required launch angle from 45° downwards to straight up with the protractor and plumb line. Three different spring tensions give three repeatable launch speeds with ranges of 1m, 1.5m, and 2m. A magnetic piston ensures that the ball does not touch the side of the barrel and launches straight every time. A cable release gives a smooth triggering to prevent jerking. The unit can be fixed to a bench with a clamp (not included) or can stand on its own. Two 16mm steel balls included.

Products being sold are not toys. They are for Educational / Labratory use only. They are not for use by children 12 and under.

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Features
  • 3 launch speed (ranges: 1m, 1.5m, and 2m)
  • Built-in protractor to easily determine angle of launch
  • Cable to release projectile
      • No sudden flipping on the apparatus
      • Very Smooth: Spring only launching ball causing the motion
  • Sturdy metal base
Specifications:
  • Length: 18.5 - 30.5 cm, depending on attachment point
  • Height: 11.5 - 25.5 cm, depending on angle adjusted
  • Width: 15 cm
  • Release cable length: 28 cm
  • Steel ball diameter: 16 mm
  • Weight: 860g
NGSS Standards

 Elementary School Middle School High School

3-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

  • 3-PS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an

4-PS3 Energy

  • 4-PS3-3. Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.

MS-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

  • MS-PS2-1. Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding
  • MS-PS2-2. Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

HS-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

  • HS-PS2-1. Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.

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