Marshmallow Launchers

Hello Readers,

Today is only Tuesday, but with the Thanksgiving break upon us, we decided it was close enough to Friday, so the 6th Grade Chapter of Guys Read had a meeting.

We are beginning to do some work with the book Trouble Makers by the group over at Howtoons.  Now the Howtoons creators have a great website, with most of the experiments from the book represented on the site.  I let the lads loose on their website and asked what they might like to try.  Between the videos and the just plain coolness of the cover they went with the Infamous Marshmallow Shooter.

This post is to let the guys know what pieces they need to acquire before our next GR meeting (Friday Dec. 4).  You can access the Howtoons site to see how it all works, but I have some pictures of the example I built for a grand total of $4.39 worth of materials from Lowes.

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What are we going to be doing with these launchers I can hear you all asking.  Well I can tell you we will not be doing any sort of  launching at each other.  We do not need Marshmallows to the eye injuries.  So we will be working with another new book called The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier.  In the story a monster apocalypse has happened and ordinary Jack has to defend himself from all sorts of monsters and zombies.

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We will be creating monster targets and launching marshmallows at them to test our aim.

So over Thanksgiving Break you are welcome to build your own launcher and practice with marshmallows from atop you sweet potatoes.  🙂

If you just get the connector pieces we will have some pvc pipe at our next meeting.

Go forth and build, and maybe check out The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier.

Read on,

Mr. H

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