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STEM Activity Challenge: Catapults

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STEM Engineering Challenge: How far can you launch something with a catapult?

This catapult building experience will have your students working together to build a catapult and compete with several performance tasks!

*** Please note: This lesson is available in a combination package.

Students construct a working catapult using simple and inexpensive supplies. Once the catapults are built students are challenged to use their devices to complete several tasks. The tasks include firing a projectile (pom-pom) the greatest distance, firing at a target, and firing over an obstacle. The catapults are easy to build, easy to modify, and great fun! This packet will take at least two class sessions to complete.

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes craft sticks, rubber bands, items to launch (Ideas: pom-poms, mini marshmallows, foam balls) and wooden blocks (optional).

The specific contents of this package are: Cover, Teacher Overview, Materials and Preparation page, 6 pages of Step-by-Step Teacher Directions, How to Build a Catapult Directions, Extensions, 1 page of Helpful Hints, Simple History of Catapults page, 4 pages of Photos, 2 page lab sheet with sample answers included in the teacher directions, and Credits page.

This Catapult Activity is a GREAT STEM challenge! It is one of our favorites. NOTE: You can watch a short video about this experience: Catapult Video

You might also like these two STEM Fun Challenges:
STEM Challenge featuring Chromatography
STEM Challenge featuring Bubble Making

NOTE: All THREE Challenge packages may be purchased in a money-saving multi-pack:
STEM Challenges- A Bundle of STEM Activities All About Fun!

Catapults is also found in:
STEM Challenges Best Seller Bundle #2

Or, even better this challenge can be found in a money-saving 6-Pack!
STEM Challenges 6-Pack Bundle featuring Building Fun

Need Job Badges, Job Descriptions, and Job Posters for your STEM Teams? Try these: STEM Job Badges and Posters

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STEM Activity Challenge: Catapults
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STEM Activity Challenge: Catapults
STEM Activity Challenge: Catapults
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