Winter Snowball Catapult Engineering Science Experiment Challenge STEM

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Winter 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 snowball (marshmallow or cotton ball)! It can be a great addition to a simple machines unit. Two versions are included: one where they launch the snowball as far as possible and one where they try to land it on a target.

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

This product is part of a bundle! Science for all holidays!
HOLIDAY SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS BUNDLE: Inquiry for all seasons!

Holidays are a great time to keep students engaged with science!
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Try this one Valentines Day!
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or summer!
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Try it without the holiday twist!
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3 hours

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Winter Snowball Catapult Engineering Science Experiment Ch
Winter Snowball Catapult Engineering Science Experiment Ch
Winter Snowball Catapult Engineering Science Experiment Ch
Winter Snowball Catapult Engineering Science Experiment Ch