Catapult Project

Explore topics at play in real-life catapults before building & launching a model of your own!
Project Type: 
Estimated Length: 
2 hr.


    Rules & Specifications

    • Build your own catapult & ammunition
    • 2 bounces to get to bullseye
    • All catapults launch from the same height!
    • Target can be standing up or laying down!


    1. Intro Video

    The intro video explains some background of the project and how it relates to the real world.

    2 min

    2. Academic Video

    We use fun demonstrations to teach about different topics at play in boats such as density, buoyancy, & more!

    3 min

    3. "How To" Video

    Tune into the how to video to find tips, examples, and even obstacles to avoid when designing and building your project.

    7 min

    4. Testing & Evaluating

    In this video, we walk you through just how to test your project once you are all done designing & building!

    3 min

    5. Bonus Video

    Hear the stories of professionals in the field and how they use what we learned this month in their jobs everyday!

    2 min
    Questions? Please email to see sample lesson plans and more!


    3-5-ETS1-1 , 3-5-ETS1-2 , 3-5-ETS1-3

    Disciplinary Core Ideas

    ETS1.A , ETS1.B , ETS1.C, 4-PS3-4

    AZ ELA & Mathematics

    W.5.7, W.5.8 , MP.2, MP.4, MP.5 , 3-5.OA

    21st Century Skills

    Learning Skills, Literacy Skills, Life Skills