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. One of our favorite STEM activities!
Especially as a IS Teacher I would like to have posters around the room to help remind the students of material covered. I would also allow the students to use the posters during a test- the posters might not be the main idea of the test but it could be a part of it so it can be used as an aid.