Pumpkin catapults is an awesome hands-on engineering project that can be used before, during, or after Halloween. Students will learn about simple machines, specifically levers as they explore, design, and test their pumpkin catapult. Students will also be given opportunities to modify their design
Jelly Bean catapults is an awesome hands-on engineering project that can be used before, during, or after Easter. Students will learn about simple machines, specifically levers, as they explore, design, and test their Jelly Bean catapult. Students will also be given opportunities to modify their des
A short powerpoint lesson that includes a catapult science experiment printable packet. Focuses on using the scientific method and key scientific terms such as force, motion, hypothesis, inertia, friction, etc. Includes a measurement data chart for measuring distance in centimeters and millimeters.
This is a 3 day, two leveled culminating activity that the students will use to demonstrate their understanding of the laws of force and motion. I have also included Math concepts to allow for a cross curricular opportunity.
With the force and motion STEM carnival, students will apply scientific principles of force and motion to engineer carnival games.
-26 engineering design task cards (examples include: catapult basketball, lid hockey, skee ball, magnet claw, car race, cotton ball launch, and more!
How far can you launch something with a catapult? Can you hit a target or go over a formidable wall? This STEM Challenge catapult building experience will have your students working together to build a catapult, experiment with different angles, and compete with several performance tasks! Please no
Engage your students with this fall-themed Pumpkin Chunkin' STEM activity! Used as an introductory activity or as a summative assessment, this lesson is sure to excite and motivate your Physical Science students. The object of the activity is to build a catapult that can propel a candy pumpkin 1 met
This supplemental set of science materials is great for elementary students learning about 6 SIMPLE MACHINES:• inclined plane• lever• pulley• screw• wedge• wheel and axleCheck out the PREVIEW above to see samples and photos of the materials.THE SET INCLUDES:• Posters of Definitions, Purposes, and E
You only need 4 materials for this STEM experiment! NO PREP because you can find these already in your classroom!!! With spring break coming up soon, students will love this hands-on activity! Includes multiple graphic organizers and writing templates.
Science: Force and Motion/Pushes and Pulls
STEM and Catapults All Year! An Engineering Bundle of Levers and ForcesCatapults Flying Through Fall, Winter, and Spring!Mention catapults and watch your student’s eyes light up. They know they are starting an awesome activity and you know you are teaching a fabulous hands- on lesson on levers and f
STEM CATAPULTS | Flying Marshmallow Chicks- Engineering Levers and ForcesThe supermarket’s marshmallow chicks have provided us with inspiration for another fun catapult lesson. Grab a bag of candy chicks, some spools or small plastic vials, and some paint stirrers and you are good to go for a great
Challenge your students and incorporate force and other disciplines with this catapult STEM challenge. Students will read about the history and science behind catapults, they will do an online investigation, all to gather research before they design, test, and create an epic movie scene battle us
Four page lab where student design and build a small catapult. Students use simple materials to construct catapults and then launch grapes at a target. Students learn about optimizing different factors including angle of shot to hit target. Then students record how close the get to target and calcul
This Creating a Catapult: Accuracy and Precision Lab falls under the "Big Idea" of Force and Motion. Its focus is on Accuracy and Precision. Students create a catapult and test it by launching a "pom-pom" toward a target. They measure the distance from its landing to the bulls eye of the target.
The Force, Motion, and Spring Scales Pack from Beaker & Book addresses concepts relating to force, motion, gravity, and friction. It features the use of a spring scale to measure force, and provides opportunities for students to design an investigation to test the effects of force.
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Each resource inside this bundle was handpicked to cover all aspects of the HS-PS2 NGSS (HS-PS2-1 to HS-PS2-6). The resources found inside will ensure your students fulfill each requirement of the standard and keep them interested and engaged throughout. A description of how each standard is covered
Students will design, build, and test a catapult to launch "snowman building parts" (AKA marshmallows) to complete 4 different challenges. They get to explore the principles of force and motion, and have a great time doing it!Included:- Challenges- Student recording sheets- Snowman Target printable
NGSS Motion and Forces Workbook is a collection of ready to use lessons, activities, labs, and problem solving worksheets. This workbook is great for supplementing your science curriculum:
Distance, Time, Speed, and Practice Problems
How Does the Mass of a Toy Car Affect its S
Cotton Ball Catapult Launcher STEAM Activity In this activity the students will be building catapults to explore forces and simple machines. I did this with my 7th graders this year and supplies for 170 students cost under $10 (I already own 6 hot glue guns already) During this activity students wil
This packet has a STEM project that challenges students to build a catapult. This is great way to review simple machines and force and motion! This packet includes:
- student engineering process flow chart
- teacher instructions
- 3-2-1 survey/reflection
- material lists
Engage your students with this week-long STEM challenge. The Challenge:Catapults have been launching projectiles for more than two thousand years and reached their castle-smashing peak in the Middle Ages. The local Medieval Faire is having their annual “Storm the Castle” competition again this year