STEM Catapult Math & Engineering Activity

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STEM Catapult Math & Engineering Activity

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Subjects: Engineering Design, Applied Math, Physical Science

Grades: 4th - 10th 

Resource Type: Stage 2 - Engineering Design Challenge

Teaching Duration: 2 hours

Total Pages: 28

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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 my favorite STEM activities! 

  • Teachers guide with links to resources
  • Student catapult design sheet
  • Student recording sheet for each station
  • Math connection problems including angles, ratios, and averages, and graphing

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"Great, hands-on project! The materials were really helpful. My fourth, fifth, and sixth grade summer school students loved it!" - Buyer

"Great resource! Although I have done STEM catapult projects before, I liked how this included materials and saved me time from having to create items such as reflections pages, etc. I used it with my 6th grade Social Studies class as we wrapped-up learning about Ancient Greece and Rome! It was a great STEM based project and the kids loved it!"- Fifth Grade Tales