Catapult Competition

Catapult Competition


  • Popsicle sticks, plastic spoons, rubber bands (all sizes), masking tape, light
    weight ball (ping pong, plastic golf ball) to launch.
  • Optional items: paint stir sticks, paper rolls tube, plastic water bottle, bottle caps to hold
    ball. Wooden clothes pins can also be used to create the potential energy (spring).




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Grade Range: 5 – 8 

Time: 45 Minutes


Synopsis: This activity helps to teach simple machines, energy and motion, and it uses
engineering and design skills.