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Building And Launching Trebuchets
Students demonstrate an understanding of the project process by creating and testing a medieval catapult weapon called a trebuchet (tree-boo-shay). They explore levers, force, velocity, weight, and momentum.
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Kids Build Pumpkin-Tossing Catapult
Students read a news article about the creation of a catapult that will throw pumpkins. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion of catapults and a vocabulary activity, then students read the...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History