This lab is an application of kinematics, Newton's Laws, and kinetic + potential energy. The lab has students design catapults based off research about the different catapult designs (Mangonels, Trebuchets, and Ballista’s). The students will work in teams to design and implement portions of the engineering and design process in order to complete their project. Students will use kinematics and graphing to analyze and interpret data they collect. This lab is aligned to NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).
*Students can supply building materials or the instructor can supply resources depending on the route you choose.