Catapult: Flight of the Marshmallows

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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Instructional Ideas

  • Take the class outside for the testing portion of the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • A variety of materials are necessary
  • Learners should have knowledge of square roots
Pros

  • Directions include pictures of the setup
  • Teacher guide provides answers to questions
Cons

  • None