4M Kidzlabs Catapult making kit: Build and operate your own catapult with this fabulous kit. Amaze your friends. Load up your catapult and fire the ball five meters or more. Build and operate your own catapult – a model of a medieval weapon of war. This easy to assemble catapult helps students see how energy can be stored, transferred, and converted. We used the catapult to learn about potential energy transforming into kinetic energy.
It’s a fun science activity that can also be used to teach math concepts. Building the catapult was a great exercise in following directions, which were clearly written in the downloadable manual. Once constructed, kids loved playing target practice with the catapult, launching the balls in an attempt to hit the targets provided. We used the activity to explain the meaning of projectile motion, accuracy, and precision.
You can easily change the launch angles, which changes the distance that the ping-pong ball-like projectile travels, as well as the speed of the launch by turning each winding wheel, tightening the band. Add a measuring tape to measure distances covered and teach standard measurement units while practising fractions and decimals.
4M Kidzlabs Catapult making kit Learn about science and history with this catapult making kit. See how far you can launch the projectile or knockdown block towers. Plastic parts are easy to assemble and last through multiple sieges.
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A model of a medieval weapon of war
Launches a ball as far as 15 feet
Catapult making kit
Made with plastic
Safe for indoor and outdoor use, this catapult kit provides hours of fun with no batteries required.