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T. Trimpe What is a catapult? A catapult is a device which uses an arm to hurl a projectile a great distance and were often used.

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1 T. Trimpe

2 What is a catapult? A catapult is a device which uses an arm to hurl a projectile a great distance and were often used in ancient times during battle. We will be using a mousetrap to create a catapult that will launch a Peep to earn points.

3 Build It! Step 1: Sketch your device. Step 2: Use your materials to build a catapult and then test it. Step 3: Analyze your results. How does it do? Step 4: What changes do you need to make to improve your catapult? Make modifications and test it again. Worried about getting snapped? Use a rubberband to hold down the hammer of the mousetrap while you are building your catapult or unwrap the small wires holding down the sides of the arm. Think About It... How can we modify a mousetrap or add materials to it to create a good catapult?

4 Super Slingers Competition Thursday, April 5 th 2:00 – 4:00 in the JH Cafeteria Bring ideas! You will receive a set of materials and time to build a catapult on the day of the event.


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