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NUMB3RS - Season 2 - "Hot Shot" - Clearing All Obstacles

Activity Overview

In "Hot Shot", Larry is in his office catapulting grapes with a spoon to practice for the Physics Department food fight. This catapulting action is similar to work that was done in the Middle Ages when Galileo Galilei found that the path of a projectile is parabolic in nature

Before the Activity

Look over the Teacher Page. If you use the activity after the episode airs, ask students to watch the episode for more background information.

During the Activity

Discuss the materials from the Student Page with your class.

After the Activity

Encourage students to explore web sites and questions from the Extensions page.