Design a Catapult


Teams design and build a small-scale catapult that launches a projectile and hits a target 5-10 feet away. They incrementally adjust their catapult’s trajectory to zero in on the target while learning about kinetic and potential energy as well as levers and positioning of the fulcrum.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Hands-On Activities
Discipline:Mechanical
Topic(s):Simple Machines
Grade:3-5, 6-8
Time:60 minutes or less

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