Projectile Launcher

Product Code: ME-6800


The Projectile Launcher illustrates the idea that motion in different dimensions is absolutely independent. A good launcher not only illustrates this non-intuitive idea, but it can be used to describe the exact motion of the projectile as well. PASCO has precision-engineered the Projectile Launcher to be accurate, durable and give repeatable results.

Also available is the smaller, lower cost Mini Launcher (ME-6825B).

Typical 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° Give the Same Range?
  • Demo: Simultaneously Shoot Two Balls Horizontally at Different Speeds
  • Demo: Shoot Through the Hoops


  • Multiple Ranges: PASCO offers launchers for all classroom arrangements.
  • Flexible Launch Positions: Stable stands offer horizontal and variable angle launching positions.
  • Fixed Firing Height at Any Launch Angle: Firing height of ball is same for any launch angle.
  • Spring Mechanism: Fully enclosed for safety.
  • Unique Piston Design: Minimizes projectile spin to ensure repeatability of impact position.

What’s Included

  • 1x Projectile Launcher
  • 1x Launcher Base
  • 2x Projectile Balls
  • 1x Loading Rod
  • 1x Safety Glasses
  • 1x 2-D Collision Accessory
  • 1x Manual

Product Specifications

Ranges 1.2, 3, 5 m
Launch Angles 0 to +90°
Launcher Length 21 cm

Recommended Accessories

Time-of-Flight Accessory ME-6810A
Large C Clamp (6 Pack) SE-7285
Plumb Bobs (10 Pack) SE-8728
Carbon Paper (100 Sheets) SE-8693

Replacement Parts

Plastic Balls (10 Pack) ME-6822
Launcher Spares Kit ME-6802

Experiment Library

Perform the following experiments and more with the Projectile Launcher.
Visit PASCO’s Experiment Library to view more activities.

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