Mini catapult... this could be something really fun to make for a lesson that is a collaboration with a history class. Students could make this one, then take what they learned to design a different one! This definitely promotes students' skills in analyzing, problem-solving, and collaboration with each other!
This STEM catapult challenge involves engineering, geometry, ratios, critical thinking, and teamwork in an engaging activity your students will love! Using the engineering design process along with math skills, teams of students will build two catapult designs from common materials. Each team will then test at three stations: Distance, Accuracy, and Power. Included are follow-up math problems for enhanced learning. One of our favorite STEM activities!