Colorado 4-H Shooting Sports Program
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3rd Annual Shooting Sports Raffle
Colorado’s 4-H Shooting Sports program is holding its Third Annual statewide fundraising raffle to help local and county shooting sports clubs defray the cost of equipment, ammunition, targets, instructor training, travel and contest expenses. All 4-H Shooting Sports participants benefit from the proceeds of this fundraising opportunity. Over $ 3000 in prizes will be given away! Tickets will be sold by 4-H members. Drawing will be held September 2nd.
Shooting Sports Camp-out, May 30 - June 1, 2013, Black Mesa State Park, OK
Pamela Rowland Benefit Shotgun Shoot - June 1, 2013
Pamela Rowland is a lively 11 year old who is in 5th grade, and this has been a difficult year for her and her family. Since the start of the school year, Pamela has had 3 major surgeries totaling over 40 days at Children's hospital, with her mother Becky at her side. Pamela is still fighting the battle. Read More...
Date: June 1, 2013
Location: The Yuma Trap Club
Activities: Trap, Break a piece, Annie Oakley, Skeet, and lots more fun shoots
$6.00 per round of 25, or $1.00 per arrow for the Archery Skill Shot.
26th Annual Shooting Sports Campout
June 14-16, 2013 - Victor Colorado
Registration is now available for the 2013 Campout. For more information, please visit our Family Campout page.
2013 National 4-H WHEP Invitational
April 4, 2013 - Trafalgar, Indiana
Location: The national event will take place at Trafalgar, Indiana. Lodging, registration, meals, and various activities will take place at the Indiana FFA Leadership Center. Information regarding the location and its amenities is listed at http://www.whep.org under the State Contest tab.
4-H Shooting Sports Contest Rule Book Available!
News & Events
|The understanding of
science and scientific principles is extremely important to the education of
today's youth! A well rounded education in Science, Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) is critical for youth as they enter college and
workforce settings. 4-H uses its projects and programs to help youth understand
just how important an interest in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics is to advancing our society's competiveness in a global market
|What happens to a bullet fired on the moon?|
First, we know that the bullet has the same initial velocity on the moon as it does on the Earth--that is, it exits the gun at the same speed. But as soon as it leaves the gun, it's a different story. First, the moon bullet doesn't have to contend with air resistance--with so little friction, it can maintain its speed longer than the Earth bullet can (it's analogous to shooting a hockey puck across ice, which has very little friction, and shooting a puck across sand, which has a lot of friction. The puck will travel a lot farther on the ice!)
Now, there is the issue of gravity. Assuming your bullet doesn't hit anything (a pretty safe bet on the moon, but don't try this on Earth!) and forgetting about air resistance, the time it takes for the bullet to fall to the ground depends on its initial velocity, the angle at which you shoot it, and the force of gravity.
There are several formulas to calculate how long it would take for the moons gravity to bring a bullet to the ground (and we may visit them in a later 4-H Shooting Sports Science Blast!). The simple answer is
Neglecting air resistance, the bullet will go about 6 times farther on the moon than on Earth!
You might also ask, if the bullet were fired straight up, could it actually escape the moon's gravitational pull and fly off into space? To answer this, we have to compare the moon's "escape velocity" (the minimum velocity (speed) an object needs to escape the moon's gravity) to the bullet's initial velocity. The moon's escape velocity is about 2.38 km/s (about 5300 miles per hour), but a bullet typically travels at only 1 km/s (about 2200 miles per hour). So take cover--even in this case, what goes up must come down!
Something to think about!!
|This "4-H Shooting Sports Science Blast" is part of the new Colorado 4-H Shooting Sports Program S.T.E.M Connections Activities.|