Description: Collaborate with your team to build a catapult and launch a projectile the farthest! Learn about potential and kinetic energy. Discuss the role of the rubber band in launching. Consider the importance of building a solid foundation for your catapult. Decide which shape is more stable for your catapult.
Contact Minutes: 60+
Materials for a group of 24:
- 200 popsicle sticks
- 12 rubber bands
- 10 plastic cups
- 6 tapes (the type that can be easily ripped with hands)
- Scissors (for each team)
- Poker chips (one for each team)
Session name: Catapults!
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