This is a school-wide monthly challenge activity that I have developed for my own building. Each classroom will receive the materials needed to complete the challenge and classrooms will post their results in a central location. The classroom that has the catapult that can launch five gold coins the farthest combined distance at my school wins a science gift basket. Teachers are able to extend the activity if they choose!
We have classrooms divide kids into five small groups for this challenge.
This is a great way to get whole building involvement in science and STEM! The file includes two related book recommendations as well. We use this monthly challenge in MARCH!