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Catapult (3-8)


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How does a catapult work? Students will build a basic catapult that hurls marshmallows at targets. Introduce your students to levers, as well as potential and kinetic energy. They willthen test variables to engineer the most accurate catapult. A great tie-in with ancient and medieval history.



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Lesson Plan

Catapult Materials Checklist (3-8) (please review)

Catapults (4-8)

Student Sheets

Levers & Catapults Reading

Catapult Activity Sheets (3-8)

Catapult Construction Sheet (3-8)

Catapult Activity Sheets – Spanish (3-8)

Catapult Construction Sheet – Spanish (3-8)


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