Difficulty level: Beginner

Subjects covered: Science, Engineering, History, Math, and ELA.

Parts/tools required: 3D printer, rubber bands, and (2)M3x10 bolts.

  • History of catapults
  • Modern catapult systems
  • Measuring angles

  • Science: K-P2S-1  3-PS2-2 MS-PS2-2  MS-PS3-2  MS-PS3-3

  • Math: (Geometry)

  • Art: Creative expression  Vertical expression

Common Core:

Math: 5.MD.A.1  4.MD.C.5  – Angles

ELA:  W2.4, W.2.7, W.2.8, W.5.7, W.5.8, W.5.9

          Rl.2.1, Rl.2.3, Rl.2.8, Rl.5.7 – SL/2.5 – RST 6-8

  • Understanding angles.

  • How modern catapult systems are used.

  • Projectile distance and angle.

  • A protractor is a tool that measures angles.

Go to this section of the lesson for the 3d printing files and instructions.: 3d printable files

  • The log sheet is available here.