- Students will learn about projectile motion through this sweet activity
- craft materials, e.g. rubber bands, popsicle sticks, plastic spoons
Let's Get Started!
Begin by reviewing the concepts of projectile motion and levers with the students. Then have the students work in groups to design and prototype their candy catapults. Challenge the students to improve and iterate their designs so the candy travels even further. Challenge, see which catapult sends candy furthest!
For an additional challenge add a target for students to aim their candy catapults. Review the concepts of accuracy versus precision with this additional activity.