Sunday, 26 June 2016

Catapult Challenge

This week during Maths time you will be doing an activity which involves Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

Here is the task:

Create a catapult which will launch a pom-pom as far as possible.  The image below is how you might like to start.



Equipment:

  • popsicle sticks
  • rubber bands
  • pom pom
  • bottle cap or spoon

Once you have made a basic catapult, test it out.  Launch your pom-pom 10 times and record the distances on a Google sheet.  Create an insert a graph to show the data.

Then the challenge is to make improvements (iterate) and see if you can shoot your pom-pom even further.  Once you have created a more effective catapult, test it 10 times, record the distances and add to your Google sheet.  

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