Mini Launcher

Product Code: ME-6825B

Description

PASCO’s Mini Launcher provides a low-cost method for every student to thoroughly investigate projectile motion. The Mini-Launcher has the same level of precision and accuracy as our larger Projectile Launcher (ME-6800), but is easier to assemble, simple to adjust, and provides built-in storage for the plunger and metal balls. With three, highly repeatable launch speeds, precise launch angle measurements, and the ability to shoot downward, the Mini Launcher enables students to explore projectiles through dynamic, hands-on inquiry.

This highly accurate launcher can be attached to a table using a standard C clamp. For more in-depth projectile studies, we recommend adding a Photogate Mounting Bracket and either a Smart Gate or Photogate Head. Additionally, the Time of Flight Accessory can be added to measure the total time the projectile is in the air.

Experiments

Perform the following experiments and more with the Mini Launcher.
Visit PASCO’s Experiment Library to view all activities for this product.

Features

  • Versatile Stand: Offers several different mounting configurations that are ideal for tabletop projectile experiments
  • Scale and Plumb Bob: Measures from −45° to +90°
  • 3 Launch Ranges: Provides 0.5 m, 1.0 m and 2.0 m ranges
  • Magnetic Piston: Holds ball in place while launching from downward angles
  • Steel Balls: 1.6 cm diameter
  • Easily mounted using a rod and clamp

Perform These Experiments

  • Projectile Motion
  • Projectile Motion using Photogates
  • Projectile Range versus Angle
  • Projectile Path
  • Conservation of Energy
  • Conservation of Momentum in Two Dimensions
  • Varying Angle to Maximize Height on a Wall
  • Demo: Do 30° and 60° Launches Have the Same Range?
  • Demo: Shoot Two Balls Horizontally at Different Speeds
  • Demo: Shooting through Hoops

What’s Included

  • 1x Launcher Base
  • 1x Loading Rod
  • 1x 2-D Collision Accessory
  • 2x Steel Ball Projectile, 16 mm
  • 1x Safety Glasses
  • 1x Manual
  • 1x Mini Launcher

Supporting Documents

Mini Launcher Manual – ME-6825B English 2.19 MB
Replacement Plumb Bobs Manual English 165.81 KB

 WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD!

Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.