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A ball whooshes down a slide and hits another ball which flies off the slide horizontally as a projectile. How far does it go?

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Dam Busters 1

At what positions and speeds can the bomb be dropped to destroy the dam?

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Dam Busters 2

Can you work out which of the equations models a bouncing bomb? Will you be able to hit the target?

Model Solutions

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use common sense, but try only to make statements about which you can be certain.

You might first attempt to determine which individual assumptions reduce distance and which individual assumptions increase distance.