Target Practice

Chris Dowd, Staff Writer

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Last week Mr. Moore and Mr. Mancino’s Physics classes held their annual “Target Practice” project in the second-floor hallway by the elevator.

Each student had to first build a vehicle that followed certain specs, then task the vehicle with hitting a 1 meter circular target.  The vehicle had to be less than 50 centimeters in length and width, travel eighteen feet, and stop as close to the center of the target as possible.   

The rules also state that the vehicle remain in one piece (a challenge for some) and displays impressive artistic effort and engineering.

Windsor Physics classes have been carrying out this activity for more than 20 years and the students always have a lot of fun.

 “This was a special year,” said Mr. Mancino, “more unique and creative cars were created than in past years and this was easily was the most successful year as far as number of total cars in the target”. His favorite thing about this project is “the looks of excitement on the students when the car actually goes into the target after it doesn’t look like it is going to make it”.

This longtime tradition will be back next year with a new group of Physics students looking to challenge “hit the target.”

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