Catapults

Ready, aim, fire! Launch to a new level of understanding as scholars build and test their own catapults. Learners explore lever design and how adjusting the fulcrum changes the outcome. 

5 Views 4 Downloads NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Encourage early finishers to create and test their own catapult designs
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires the use of a specific set of materials
  • Reinforce proper laboratory safety prior to launching catapults
Pros

  • Includes connections to additional lab activities
  • Provides a set of challenge questions
Cons

  • None