Engage students with science and math fun!
Use this catapult to grab student attention as they launch ping pong balls in the air to explore concepts like kinetic and potential energy, experimental design, data collection, graphing, and statistics.
Accompanying lesson plan makes it easy to get started in the classroom
Aligned to NGSS and key state standards the Ping Pong Catapult Lesson Plan guides you step-by-step through doing the kinetic and potential energy activity with students.
Ping Pong Catapult Lesson Plan: Grades 6-8
Unique design lets the Ping Pong Catapult simulate a swing or kick opening up range of new project possibilities including sports!
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Durability and precision combine for real scientific explorations
Unlike most wooden catapults, this catapult allows you to easily reproduce a precise launch angle, and measure the amount of potential energy stored before launch. This level of precision provides valid data, which can be used to explore all kinds of different scientific questions. Built from durable aluminum, this catapult will stand up to repeated use without losing precision.
Maximize learning time in class
Easy to set up and take down, the Ping Pong Catapult lets you maximize class time exploring key concepts. Instead of spending class time gluing together a catapult, students spend their time using the catapult to design experiments, collect data, and explore science concepts.
Supplies for 20 students
Each classroom kit contains 5 Ping Pong Catapults, enough for 20 students working in our recommended group size of 4.
The classroom kit contains:
5 Catapult with locking pin 5 Clamp for attaching catapult to table 5 Ping pong ball 5 Light plastic ball with holes 15 Rubber band, 3" x 1/8"
For more ideas and inspiration on how to use the Ping Pong Catapult to teach science and math, please see our Ping Pong Catapult Science Project Ideas
- Additional Information
Instructions No MSDS No Area of Science Physics Grade Level Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9+ SKU XPU-0001-BDL NGSS Alignment MS-PS3-1, MS-PS3-5, PS3.A, PS3.B