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Torsion Catapult

SKU: W37521
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Description

At last, a catapult kit that uses the same power source as the ancient and medieval catapults – torsion! By twisting the strings holding the launch arm, students can launch small projectiles with this fun siege machine. Plus, it’s great for helping students understand how to apply torque, potential and kinetic energy, projectile motion, and more.

Requires a small screwdriver, white glue, and scissors, sold separately. Available as a single kit or a pack of 10 kits.

Details

Type: Multi-Student Project Packs, Project Kits Grades: 6-12

Safety

What You'll Get

  • 2 basswood sheets with laser-cut parts
  • 3 screws
  • Paper clip
  • Yellow twine
  • Torsion Catapult Kit User Guide

Learning Values

Science
  • Force and motion
  • Potential/kinetic energy
  • Projectile motion
  • Torsion
Technology
  • Data collection
  • Historical perspectives
  • Systems
Engineering
  • Modeling
  • Prediction
  • Technological design
Math
  • Graphing
  • Measurements
  • Ratios

Specifications

  • Assembly Method: Gluing and fastening with screws
  • Tools and Materials Required: Small screwdriver, white glue, and scissors
  • Material: Laser-cut basswood
  • Dimensions: 2-1/4" x 4-1/2" x 2"

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