Sunday, May 28, 2017

Science Activity Pack: Catapults

Science Activity Packs are back at my library this year! For the full list of the activity packs we're offering, click here!

Source: One of my librarians did a catapults program over spring break!

In this pack, we included:
  • 6 craft sticks
  • 2 rubber bands
  • 1 plastic spoon
  • 1 pompom (any color or size)
  • 1 instruction sheet
The instruction sheet includes the directions for building a catapult and the following extension suggestions: 

Construct your catapult (instructions are on the back!) and then try this:

· Find something to aim at (not a person or pet!) and see how close you can get.

· Did you miss? Try again and adjust your aim or the amount of force you are using.

· Try shooting something else in your catapult. Does it go farther? Try something heavier. Try something lighter. What happens?