⁣Lesson Plan: How to Make a Laser Assisted Blowgun

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⁣Lesson Plan: How to Make a Laser Assisted Blowgun

Grade Level: 9-12

Subject: Physics and Engineering

Duration: 90 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.3: Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.9-10.2: Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes.

Lesson Objectives:
- Students will learn about the principles of optics and projectile motion.
- Students will understand the steps and engineering principles involved in making a laser assisted blowgun.
- Students will be able to follow a complex procedure, measure and assemble components, and document their process and results.

- PVC pipe (1/2 inch diameter)
- Laser pointer
- Rubber bands
- Cotton swabs
- Scissors
- Tape
- Paper targets
- Safety goggles

1. Begin the lesson by discussing the principles of optics and projectile motion, explaining how lasers and blowguns work.
2. Show images or videos of laser assisted blowguns, explaining the components and mechanisms involved.
3. Explain to the students that they will be creating their own laser assisted blowgun using the provided materials.
4. Divide the students into small groups and provide each group with the necessary materials.
5. Instruct the students to cut a piece of PVC pipe to their desired length for the blowgun barrel, typically around 2-3 feet.
6. Demonstrate how to attach the laser pointer to the blowgun by using rubber bands or tape, ensuring the laser is aligned with the barrel.
7. Instruct the students to secure the laser pointer to their blowguns, making sure it is stable and aligned properly.
8. Show students how to load the blowgun by inserting a cotton swab into the barrel, making sure it fits snugly.
9. Discuss safety precautions, emphasizing the importance of wearing safety goggles and using the blowgun responsibly and in a controlled environment.
10. Provide paper targets and instruct students to practice aiming and firing their laser assisted blowguns.
11. Encourage students to experiment with different angles, distances, and techniques to improve their accuracy.
12. Have students document their process, including measurements, observations, and any modifications made to their blowguns.
13. Facilitate a class discussion where students can share their experiences, challenges, and successes with their laser assisted blowguns.

- Evaluate students' understanding of the principles of optics and projectile motion through class discussions and their ability to document their process and results.
- Observe students' engagement and adherence to safety guidelines during the construction and use of the blowguns.

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