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For School Groups


Explore the ancient and challenging mechanics of catapults. Rubber bands power this model. Safe for people and places when used with the ping pong ball provided. Make Happy Birds and fling them with accuracy.

Meets Connecticut Science Standards

  • 4.1: The position and motion of objects can be changed by pushing or pulling.
  • 8.1: An object’s inertia causes it to continue moving the way it is moving unless it is acted upon by a force to change its motion.

Meets Common Core Standards

  • 4-PS3: Energy
  • MS-PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

Catapult 2017

Simple Machines Catapult

Simple Machines Catapult

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