||To construct a cart that will move the
furthest and fastest backwards using the principle that a gun kicks
back when it's fired.
||To investigate the physics of recoil.
||Teams of up to four.
||One block of wood, four nails, hammer,
one elastic band, a standard weight given to each group.
- Cart will be limited to 12 cm X 24 cm.
- Students will be allowed one hour to construct the cart. The
cart may already have its wheels attached.
- Materials provided must be the only ones used.
||The cart that moves the furthest wins.
There will also be awards given to the cart with the fastest time
to travel a pre-determined distance.
||Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics