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 can be modeled by a parabola.
Before the Activity
Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher Page.
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.