Leftover pumpkins?

Animas High physics students demonstrate trebuchets

Middle Age talk or dress was not in sight, but plenty of Middle Age technology was evident Thursday when Animas High School advanced physics students tested the trebuchets they built.

It was the culmination of a month of studying kinematics, a branch of mechanics, and the construction of five projectile-launching apparatus under the guidance of teacher Dave Heerschap.

The day of reckoning saw them launch pumpkins from a hillside overlooking the Twin Buttes garden. A 69-meter toss carried the day.

Classmates from all grade levels watched the show uphill from the launch zone. Read More….