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Mini Projectile Launcher and BeeSpi Bundle

Item # 94-1971

Regular price $149.00
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This simple but precise launcher is available with a custom 3D printed adapter and BeeSpi to facilitate a deeper investigation of projectile motion in a compact bundle.

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Mini Projectile Launcher Mini Projectile Launcher Item # 94-1970
$98.00 6 $90.50

Additional Details

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 90° to -45° with the protractor and plumb line. The included adapter is held firmly in place by the existing hardware on the Mini Projectile Launcher and the BeeSpi can be easily removed when not in use. Using the BeeSpi eliminates the hassle of individual photogates with their wires and separate timer and makes initial velocity measurements more feasible for group work.

Most projectile motion experiments calculate initial velocity by shooting a projectile vertically and timing the flight. There is no replacement for this method as it brilliantly demonstrates how the component theory of vectors works, but it is prone to error. Measuring initial velocity opens the door for error analysis of the timing method and offers richer data collection for more advanced projectile motion inquiries.

Ours vs Theirs OURS NOW INCLUDES - an exclusive, uniquely-engineered metal cup that holds the ball on the plunger for greater accuracy AND consistency.

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.

Low-cost method for every student to thoroughly investigate projectile motion

  • Projectile range vs. angle
  • Projectile path
  • Conservation of energy
  • Conservation of momentum in two dimensions

A real VALUE without sacrificing QUALITY!
Compare OUR projectile launcher to those that are more than 4x the cost

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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

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What’s Included

  • Release Mechanism
  • Support Stand
  • 2 Steel Balls
  • Protractor and Plumb Bob
  • Launcher
  • BeeSpi V Timer
  • BeeSpi Holder

Features & Specs

Features

  • 3 launch velocities
  • Built-in protractor to easily determine launch angle
  • Cable to release projectile
  • 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: 860 g
  • Weight: 860g

Standards

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.

Accessories

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Safety Glasses Safety Glasses Item # C5-1030
$4.95 12 $4.50
4 4" C-Clamp Item # PX-1209
$11.00 20 $10.00

Replacements

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BeeSpi Holder for Mini Projectile Launcher BeeSpi Holder for Mini Projectile Launcher Item # 94-1970-01
$9.95
BeeSpi v -Self Contained Photogate BeeSpi v -Self Contained Photogate Item # P4-1490
$65.00 6 $61.00
Mini Projectile Launcher Mini Projectile Launcher Item # 94-1970
$98.00 6 $90.50
AAA Battery AAA Battery Item # P8-5605
$1.20 50 $1.00
5/8 5/8" Steel Ball Item # P1-5005
$0.75