need help! science fair project chosen to build trebuchet from toothpicks,how turn into display board project?
after building model from toothpicks whats the best way to turn into a board displayed project for school science fair, because you must solve a problem or question
- Rich ZLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
I think just building a toy will not count as a science project. You might need to build several of them with varying angles and pivot point locations to show how changing leverage parameters can change performance. Then you can have some charts showing those results.
- GrayLv 61 decade ago
Is it a working trebuchet? If so, the range and theory of physics involved with scaled range would be a perfect topic; if not it has no real working science involved...beyond the question: "Could a model of a trebuchet be created out of toothpicks?" (Obviously a pointless question.)
- StuartLv 71 decade ago
Here's the first rule of science fair exhibits: decide what question or problem you want to solve, and then build the solution to that.
For the slingshot you built, the question might be, "How would you launch a marshmallow over the top of a milk jug?"