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Catapult

You will need to prepare either a class set or a single demonstration catapult in order to teach this powerful instructional activity on kinetic and potential energy. Activity sheets are provided to walk learners through the construction of a catapult. If you choose to teach via demonstration, you can jump straight to Activity Sheet 3, on which is a data table for recording distances. Different features of the catapult are varied for comparison. A vocabulary list and challenge questions are provided. 

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Resource Details

Grade
4th - 9th
Subjects
Science
1 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
3 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Scientific Equipment
Included Materials
  • Activity Sheets 1 - 5
  • Activity
  • Rubric