Students work for a company that is a leader in developing outdoor games. They must design and build a new multi-functional outdoor game using a catapult.
Students work for a company that is a leader in developing outdoor games. They must design and build a new multi-functional outdoor game using a catapult. With the engineering design process as a guide, students will research concepts related to catapults, brainstorm catapult designs, build, and test their own catapult. This kit contains enough materials for 10 groups. Access to curricula materials can be found at http://www.nicerc.org.
Materials in this kit include: garbage bags, string, L- hooks, fabric, eye botls and nuts, foam golf balls, foam board, masking tape, dowl rods, bucket, protractor, sand, gummy snacks, wooden stick, scale, foam cups and bowls, cardstock, posterboard, rubber bands, springs, and craft sticks.Materials required but not included: 10 each of KI00131 D Battery, 10 each of SB18068 DC Miniature Motor, 20 each of SB19164 9 Volt Battery, 10 rolls of Electrical Tape Roll 3/4 in. x 60 ft.
Students use common materials to recreate a physical model of a video game that uses a sling shot to launch projectiles to knock down blocks. Explore projectile motion and other principles that influence the design of the sling shots.