Freshmen complete first major physical science project

Megan Hamilton, Staff Writer

Benilde-St. Margaret’s freshman have spent weeks producing their first major project: a catapult. The catapult, made out of K’Nex, must throw a golf ball into a “castle arranged by instructors.The “castle” is made up of plastic containers stacked four by four with a “moat,” a plastic bucket filled with water, in front of it. The catapult must be stationed two meters away from the castle, and the freshman have three tries to knock down as many plastic containers as possible. “The only instruction we got was the research we did. She basically just set us loose and we had to use our own creativity to just build it,” freshman Grace Szymanski said The project was meant to challenge the freshman and force them to think outside the box.