Why Lesson Planet?
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.
- Activity Sheets 1 - 5