Design a Catapult

Design a Catapult

Back to STEM Activities 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...
Build a High Dive

Build a High Dive

Back to STEM Activities Build a High Dive Participants use straws and tape to design and build a cantilever diving board that hangs as far off a table as possible. Working in teams, they investigate the best placement of the fulcrum to support the load and best ways...
Shake It Up with Seismographs

Shake It Up with Seismographs

Back to STEM Activities Shake It Up with Seismographs Students invent and build seismographs that visually record earthquake activity in the classroom. Save Print Overview STEM careers Mechanical Grade level 6-8 9-12 Topic Simple Machines Green & Climate Time Half...
Leave It to Levers

Leave It to Levers

Back to STEM Activities Leave It to Levers Students find out how different lengths of foam board levers can raise differing numbers of pennies according to a predictable mathematical pattern. Save Print Overview STEM careers Mechanical Industrial Manufacturing Grade...
Kicking Machine

Kicking Machine

Back to STEM Activities Kicking Machine Students design a machine that kicks a ping-pong ball into a cup lying on its side a foot away, using a pendulum, rubber band, or combination of the two. They learn about potential and kinetic energy as they devise their simple...