Youth design the catapult with basic materials using only weights and gravity as the power source. During the activity, youth learn about form, function, design, and the manufacturing process.
They will plan, build, test, modify, and record results on the Marshmallow Challenge worksheet. Suggested for grades 4-12 and groups of 2-5 kids, but can also be used by a youth-adult team.
This challenge is the perfect activity for an ice-breaker, in-service day, or after school session, and can be used as an introduction to STEM education or our more thorough Junk Drawer Robotics curriculum.
Included in this kit:
- 6 Binder Clips
- 10 - 1/2" Brass Fasteners
- 10 - 12" Wood Paint Stirrers
- 5 Rubber Bands
- 4 Wood BBQ Skewers
- 6 Hollow Stir Sticks
- 10 Tongue Depressors
- 1 Set of 4-H Catapult Kit Instructions