Wednesday Oct. 29 at 2:30 PM, on the Dickinson patio, the Physics I class will attempt to resolve a long-standing scientific debate: Which device can impart more kinetic energy to a vegetable projectile?
A medieval trebuchet launching a pumpkin,
A modern hairspray-powered PVC potato cannon
The trebuchet is powered by dropping a 110 kg concrete block, while the potato cannon is powered by a little bit of flammable vapor. Which will you bet on?
Come and help us to resolve this important scientific quandary.