Materials List: A Shot Under Pressure

Each group needs:

  • water gun with a pumping mechanism (for example, Super Soaker Water Blasters; available at stores such as Target, Kmart, WalMart or online; ~$10 each); ask students to bring in their own, if possible
  • moveable desk or table, on which to mount the water gun
  • duct tape
  • access to a tape measure long enough to measure 35+ feet (11+ meters), the shot distances
  • (optional) chalk or tape, to mark off every 10 meters of the shooting range
  • pen or pencil
  • Take Your Best Shot Worksheet, one per person
  • Evaluation & Enhancement Worksheet, one per person
  • (optional) Computers and Excel spreadsheet software or MATLAB for data manipulation and graphing