Ages 15-18

Innovating Trebuchets

$18.95

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If you had a full-size trebuchet, what would be the first thing you’d launch? This kit for upper ages lets you build, test, and improve a model trebuchet – a bit smaller than a real one from the Middle Ages, but not any less fun! 

• All-inclusive hands-on kit
• English + Spanish activity guide

• Ages 15+
• Not included: safety glasses, scissors, pliers, tape measure or ruler

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✔︎ Force + accuracy + precision
✔︎ Medieval history
✔︎ Minimal components

CREATE THINGS THAT FLING

Your kids will walk through three exciting hands-on and step-by-step activities. Using this activity guide they will:

  • Build a trebuchet (catapult + sling) and launch projectiles
  • Investigate how the length of string affects how far the projectile flies
  • Add a release mechanism to improve their trebuchet
  • Work through the engineering design process to make a prototype 
  • Create a trebuchet large enough to launch a water balloon
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