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Castle Crushing Catapults

Grade: 2 - 12

Duration: ~7 hrs

Description

While the technology may be ancient, the real-world concepts and lessons that can be learned through designing and building catapults is still very much alive today! Through this hands-on design challenge, students will learn how catapults have evolved over time as they design and build their own modern-day projectile throwing devices under real-world specifications and constraints. 

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Overview

Through this lesson, students will adventure into the science behind catapults of centuries old and modern day. Through hands-on activities, students will create their very own catapult prototypes that combine simple machines and physics to make a projectile move. 

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