A favorite STEM engineering challenge! This STEM catapult challenge involves engineering, geometry, ratios, critical thinking, and teamwork in an engaging activity your students will love! Using the engineering design process along with math skills, teams of students will build two catapult designs from common materials. Each team will then test at three stations: Distance, Accuracy, and Power. Included are follow-up math problems for enhanced learning.
The BEST ever STEM task! Build a catapult. First, kids experiment with many different angles of the catapult. This involves measuring and estimating. Then they build the best version of a catapult by using their collected data. Can they create a catapult that will send the projectile the farthest distance?
After years of STEM activities, including towers, bridges, race cars, and rockets, one my favorites is the classic catapult challenge! I believe it incorporates all aspects of a quality STEM activity: easy math connection, engineering design process, stud