Cottonwood Elementary Engineers Catapult to Success


By Kristi Maxwell

Jeff Bates from the University of Utah visited Cottonwood Elementary on Friday to teach students how to build a catapult and how to build and launch a rocket. This is the seventh year Cottonwood Elementary has hosted the event.

Students were excited when their catapult creation was a success.

“I can’t believe we made a successful catapult,” said third grader Samari Lopez.

The sixth grade rocket launch turned into an exciting adventure when a rocket made by Addison Jeffs was launched into a tree. After her second attempt, she received first place for the longest rocket launch.

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