Pumpkin Launch

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POSTED: Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 3:02pm

UPDATED: Friday, November 1, 2013 - 9:06am

It's a flying pumpkin! A physics class at Veterans Memorial High School in Brownsville is launching pumpkins into their air as part of their lesson on Halloween.
This is Mr. Hendrick’s 11th grade physics class. Thursday they are getting a physics lesson by launching pumpkins. The students worked hard with their teacher all week to make a launching device made out of wood.

"We started in physics 2-D motion, which involves velocity in the X, and drop in gravity Y, so the pumpkin illustrates motion, kinematics in two dimensions."said physics teacher Alan Hendrick.

The students have also placed an egg inside the pumpkin. They wrapped the egg in what they think will protect it. Some eggs weren't so lucky, and others egg survived.

"How did your egg do? It survived. What did you put in your pumpkin? Marshmallows and towels."said one student.
"Nothing that is dense, bubble wrap and foam, yes the pumpkin splattered, but the egg survived."said another student.

The students say that this is a Halloween they won't forget.

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