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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 news report and watch a video about a catapult and find places levers are used in the real world. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.