Valentine's Day STEM Challenge: Cupid's Catapult - Grades 3-5 - PowerPoint

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Angela Willyerd
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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25 pages
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I gathered the supplies necessary to pass out to my students. We then completed the catapult activity while distance learning. The students enjoyed it immensely.


Looking for a great Valentine's Day activity that incorporates collaboration, critical thinking, drawing, measurement, and scientific engineering skills this February? Try Cupid's Catapult STEM Challenge.

This product presents a scenario to the students where Cupid needs the students to build a catapult to launch piercing hearts a far distance. The students are given a materials list of common household items that they may use in the process of developing their prototype. Students complete the STEM Design Steps throughout this process and eventually will test their prototypes, troubleshoot any issues, and redesign to try to yield a better product. Students can compete against each other in a friendly competition to see whose catapult can launch a heart-shaped peep or marshmallow the farthest distance. Who will be crowned the Cupid's Catapult Champion in your class?

Included in this Package:
• Corresponding PowerPoint Presentation (20 slides)
→ Need SMART Board? Click Here!
→ Need a more advanced version? Click here for Grades 5-8!
• Student Lab Handout (2 pages in pdf format)
• Detailed Lesson Plan (3 pages in pdf format)

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Total Pages
25 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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