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(AURORA, Colo., October 4, 2004) Brittney Johnson, 11, left, closes her eyes as she readies to have her goggles placed on her face for protection by instructor Sean Doherty , far left, as her best buddy Sarah Coomes, right, with hand on yellow helmet, 11, watches. The two fired their catapult apples launch together. Sean Doherty, local artist from Castle Rock, Colo., calls it "Hypothesis in Motion" and is instructing students after class at East Middle School, 1275 Fraser St., in creating a catapult to launch pumpkins for distance and sometimes accuracy. 12-24 kids showed up each of three consecutive Mondays culminating ending today with the final painting and construction of the "PumpkinHeads", team name, finished the launch device and demonstration testing. The end result will see the kids competing in the Jack-O-Launch at the PumpkinFest saturday, 9a-4p, 170 S. Chambers St., Delaney Farm. (Photo by STEVEN R NICKERSON / ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS)

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