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Catapult (3-8)

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Objective

How does a catapult work? Students will build a basic catapult that hurls marshmallows at targets. Introduce your students to levers, as well as potential and kinetic energy. They will then test variables to engineer the most accurate catapult. A great tie-in with ancient and medieval history.

Subjects

Physics

Grade Levels

3-8

Lesson Plan

Catapults(3-8)

Student Sheets

Levers & Catapults Reading

Catapult Activity Sheets (3-8)

Catapult Construction Sheet (3-8)

Items included

Catapult Materials Checklist (3-8)

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