In this activity, learners construct their own small catapults using simple materials. Learners follow visual instructions to build their launching device. This activity can be used as a lesson on simple machines, motion/forces or construction.
Under 5 minutes
1 to 2 hours
Estimated Materials Cost:
$10 - $20 per student
Ages 8 - 18
wooden base, 1 1/2 in x 5 in x 3/4 in
wooden arm, 3/4 in x 3/4 in x 5'
4 wooden tongue depressors, 6 in long x 3/4 in wide