This is a a catapult STEM engineering project with a fun nursery rhyme twist. Help Jack Be Nimble jump over the candlestick by building a catapult. This activity is designed to encourage critical thinking and scientific reasoning skills, as well as, problem solving and teamwork.
Don't be fooled by "Nursery Rhyme!" These activities are designed for grades 3-5. Students will get a kick out of the twist on well-known nursery rhymes.
-Student recording sheets (four options)
-copy of the rhyme
-detailed notes to teacher
Additional resources you will need:
-little action figure or Lego guy to be Jack
-various building materials (popsicle sticks, clothespins, rubber bands, plastic spoons, and more...use whatever you have!)
It can be completed in one class period of an hour or less. Great for use in a STEM or gifted classroom!
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