Mini Catapults

This Mini Catapults lesson plan also includes:

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 to observe how each of these things works, on their own and together. Finally, they apply their practice as they each construct a mini-catapult out of pop sticks, plastic forks, and rubber bands! While the lesson is really more of a set of neat activities, each is valuable in helping children describe the physical world of energy and motion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Grade
3rd - 6th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Types
Activities & Projects
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Instructional Strategies
Experiment
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Technology
Scientific Equipment
Year
2012
Common Core