Catapults are how old?!?!?!
Today we will be doing nothing new. In fact, we’ll be building something that’s about 2,300 years old! Your challenge this weekend is to make a catapult out of household items. While catapults were used to defeat and attack kingdoms and cities in Ancient Greece, today they are used to see and use several different STEM concepts. The following videos will teach you a little about the science behind catapults and then there will be some resources to help you build yours!
Challenge Introduction Video
Ready Jet Go: Gravity– Primary (K-2)
What’s Newton’s Laws Say?– Primary & Intermediate (K-5)
Newtons’ First Law of Motion: Science of NFL Football– Intermediate (3-5)
Isaac Newtown– Intermediate (3-5)
How Trebuchets Work?– Primary & Intermediate (K-5)
Design a Catapult– Primary & Intermediate (K-5)
15 Easy Catapults to Make with Kids by Kidsactivities.com Click the title to see a bunch of ideas!
20+ Creative & Instructive Catapults for Kids by Hative Click the title to see a bunch of ideas!