Summer Beach Ball Catapult STEM Engineering Science Experiment Challenge

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4th - 6th
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Very engaging! I used this as an end of the year STEM project for my students. It kept the excitement and engagement up in my class.

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SUMMER themed science can be super fun!
In this activity students learn what a catapult is and what it was used for, then are challenged to build one themselves. Students use a variety of materials to build a catapult to launch a beach ball (ping pong ball colored like a beach ball with a sharpie)! It can be a great addition to a simple machines unit. Two versions are included: one where they launch the beach ball as far as possible and one where they try to land it on a target.

Students LOVE this project...and the beach balls do not go very far so it can be done in a smallish space. :) This is a great activity to do before summer to focus enthusiastic students!
Enjoy!

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