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Alexander the Great used catapults. Richard the Lionheart used them. Now you can use the Catapult Kit to overthrow lackluster activities in the classroom!
This Getting Started package provides enough materials for 30 students to build and experiment with their own rubber band-powered catapults. Students discover the effects of various load masses and different rubber bands as they also learn about tension, forces, data graphing, and other concepts.
Give students a taste of medieval times with the Catapults Maker Project! This project includes enough materials for students to build and test their own rubber band-powered catapults. This project also comes with labels, compartment tray, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.
Siege machines are a medieval history and physics goldmine. The Trebuchet Maker Project lets students experiment with physics and create their own siege machines. The project includes the Trebuchet 25-Pack, modeling clay, the Trebuchet video, and mass plates. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.
You want your students to learn and have a good time in the classroom, and our Trebuchets – Getting Started Package meets both objectives. As students put together their trebuchets, they absorb lessons about inertia, counterweights, friction, and velocity. But they’re also having a great time – not many activities give them an excuse to fling projectiles (the included clay) across the room!
Blow the dust off the historical catapult – because this flinging device is loaded and ready to deliver educational content to your classroom! This guide throws itself into subjects such as Newton’s laws, projectile motion, simple machines, speed, and mass – all while your students build and test the fun catapult.
The Catapults Teacher’s Guide contains NSTA, NCTM, ITEEA, and NCTE standards addressed; teacher and student instructions for a variety of math, science, and engineering activities; pretests and posttests; resource pages; and puzzles. Contains separate activities for middle school and high school students.
Equipment and materials needed to complete guide activities include the Pitsco Catapults – Getting Started Package, digital scale, stopwatch, tape measure, ruler, spring scale, sandpaper, protractor, clamps, hobby knife, basswood, Pitsco Range Paper, wood glue, and standard classroom tools and materials. Note: This list is for all activities; individual activities don’t require all listed materials.
People love catapults, trebuchets, ballistae, and other medieval siege machines – you can use that interest to teach students science, math, history, and more.
Originally based on Pitsco’s Trebuchet and Catapult Kits, the second edition of Siege Machines adds activities for the Torsion Ballista and Torsion Catapult Kits plus a culminating challenge utilizing more than one kit. As students build and test the kits, they learn about tension, torsion, gravity, force and motion, elasticity, materials testing, English-to-metric conversion, and more. Includes national standards met by the activities.
Wage war on dull curricula! This teacher’s guide leads the charge of teaching how projectile mass affects distance and trajectory achieved, how much potential energy a given trebuchet has, how to engineer a trebuchet to hit a given target, and more!
The Trebuchets Teacher’s Guide contains ITEEA, NCTM, and NSTA standards addressed; teacher and student instructions for a variety of math, science, and technology activities; pretests and posttests; resource pages; and puzzles. Contains separate activities for middle school and high school students.
Equipment and materials needed to complete guide activities include the Pitsco Trebuchets – Getting Started Package, digital scale, 10-meter tape measure, bucket, and standard classroom tools and materials. Note: This list is for all activities; individual activities don’t require all listed materials.
If your students are intrigued by the trebuchets they see in movies or on TV, this book is sure to be a hit! It details the history of such devices and adds instructions to make them! From Alexander the Great’s Cabulus to John Crabbe’s ship-mounted catapults, The Art of the Catapult really attacks the science and history of this amazing weapon.