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Medieval Marshmallows

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students create catapults to explore force and motion. In this mechanical physics lesson, students design, construct, and operate a catapult that sends marshmallows through the air. 
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Catapult: Flight of the Marshmallows

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Watch your marshmallows fly. The engaging STEM activity has groups create a catapult to launch marshmallows. After testing their prototypes, they consider improvements and redesign their catapults.
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For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Ready, aim, fire! Launch to a new level of understanding as scholars build and test their own catapults. Learners explore lever design and how adjusting the fulcrum changes the outcome. 
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Motion, Forces, Energy and Electricity

For Teachers K - 8th
What a wonderful way to explore motion and forces! Learners design a catapult, after watching a video and discussing types of catapults. This is a comprehensive and complete lesson with links to supplementary resources.
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Marshmallow Mania

For Students 7th - 9th
In this science project worksheet, students create a catapult from a standard mousetrap that will deliver a small marshmallow to a target area. They score each other based on the landing position for each.
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Mini Catapults

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Potential, kinetic, projectile, and motion; four words that are like music to a child's ears. Enthusiastic engineers discuss potential and kinetic energy, projectile motion, force, levers, and torque. Then, they play with several objects...
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Design a Catapult

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Just this once, it's okay to throw things in class. Out of craft sticks and rubber bands, pupils build catapults to launch an object of choice. This can be a ping-pong ball, a marshmallow, or any other small item. As long as it hits the...
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The Physics of "Punkin Chunkin"

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Guinness world record for pumpkin chucking is 5,545.42 feet by a pneumatic cannon in 2010. Explore the physics behind throwing squash for distance competitions with a video that lists the various competition categories including...
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Simple Machines, Odd Machines

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars recognize and identify common objects that can be used as a lever. In this simple machines lesson, students experiment with materials to design and construct a machine that uses a lever. Young scholars also design and...
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Catapult Creations

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders design and build a catapult. In this lever lesson, 3rd graders collect a variety of lever type objects. Students build a catapult and launch marshmallows or crumpled paper and see who can hit the designated target.
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Simple Machines - Levers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students design and build their own catapult. In this physics less, students identify the different parts of a lever. They cite real world applications of lever.
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Marshmallow Catapaults

For Teachers 4th - 10th
After a brief lecture on levers, torque, projectiles, and the five-step engineering design cycle, young physical science learners or engineers build catapults out of craft sticks. This is an open-ended exploration of what works and what...
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The Act of Hurling

For Students 5th - 6th
In this science worksheet, students design a catapult with a plastic spoon and rubber band and use it to throw a marshmallow for distance and accuracy. Students construct the catapult, test it, collect and record data and improve their...
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Informal STEM Activities

For Teachers K - 12th
Sneak some STEM into your lessons. A teacher resource provides a variety of informal STEM activities covering a myriad of topics. The document gives lessons in different grade bands for K-12, many of which involve designing and building...
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For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students, in groups, construct a catapult. Then they conduct a series of experiments by catapulting a marshmallow, using different lengths of spoons, across the room. They predict, measure, and record the measured distance on a worksheet.
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Fling It

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the best design using technology. In this science lesson, students construct a freestanding object with specific materials to be able to shoot a ping pong ball and a marshmallow. They have to adjust and discuss...
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KS2 Forces and Motion

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in a variety of activities of scientific principles.  In this science instructional activity, students experiment with spaghetti and marshmallows to build a strong structure, balance nails on a nail, and use force to...
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Simple Machines, Odd Machine

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers construct a device to 'launch' a marshmallow at the teacher and then discuss various forms of levers. They work in teams to design catapults and identify different kinds of levers.
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Simple Machines, Odd Machine

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine levers and design a machine that uses a lever as a central component.  In this lever machine lesson students test various machine designs and evaluate their effectiveness.

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