Will bullets pierce car doors? Can they shoot out locks? Find out in Potsdam June 29
Friday, June 27, 2014 - 8:51 am

POTSDAM -- Clarkson University is hosting high school students for the MythOlympics program on June 29 through July 2.

June 30 will be bullet myths from 9 a.m. to noon at the Potsdam airport firing range.

July 1 will be spy day from 9 a.m. to noon at the CAMP annex room 2211.

July 2 will be Rube Goldberg presentations at 3 p.m. in the educational resources center.

In bullet myths, the students will look at ballistics myths and concepts and how shooting outcomes are represented in movies. They will examine:

• Is it possible to shoot out a door lock to break into a house like they do in the movies?

• Will hiding behind a car door protect you in a shootout?

• Is a bullet-proof vest 100% bullet-proof?

They will also look at the impact different types of guns and ammunition have on materials in general (gallon jugs of water, watermelon). They can look at whether they burst or how far bullets penetrate.