Alexander the Great used catapults. Richard the Lionheart used them. Now you can use the Catapult Kit to overthrow lackluster activities in the classroom! Build and experiment with your own rubber band-powered catapult! Students discover the effects of various load masses and different rubber bands as they also learn about tension, forces, data graphing, and other concepts. For the medieval catapult, stored tension equals the power of projectile motion – which now equals awesome learning power! Build and use this kit to demonstrate:
- Force and motion
- Potential and kinetic energies
- Simple machines
- Medieval history
Plus, students can develop math, physics, and problem-solving skills by experimenting with the catapult to reach different distances with varying weights of ammunition (pieces of clay). Going back to the Dark Ages has never been so enlightening! Clay included; color may vary. Requires white glue, not included.