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Create a Catapult

 
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  • Wooden catapult made by a student about to launch  a ping pong ball
  • Student using a hot glue gun
Wooden catapult made by a student about to launch  a ping pong ball1 Student using a hot glue gun2

Vacation care fun where the children get to take home their own catapults!

One of our science presenters will go through the difference between a catapult and a trebuchet as well as the use of triangles to handle the tension imposed on the catapult. Children then work with hot glue guns to construct their catapult with the help of your staff and our presenter. Children finished early have the option of making a target or paper castle to aim at with the catapult.

All safety equipment is supplied. It is recommended that this work be run for children 7 years and older due to the use of hot glue guns. If parents wish to join in they are more than welcome.
 

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Activities related to real life experiences. Well prepared and friendly presenter.

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Hands-on science & engineering that kids love!

The session is designed to capture their imagination as they construct medieval siege devices out of common materials. The children will work together to construct their creations and will have a chance to use them to knock down paper castles or shoot for a target on completion. We will bring table covers and work mats for each hands-on station. The children can take home their catapult at the end of the session.

On booking please be advised that hot glue guns are used throughout this workshop. Appropriate safety precautions and instructions are provided. All care is taken however we do not take responsibility for injuries caused by misuse of our equipment.
 

 
Wooden catapult made in a fizzics holiday workshop

Requirements

  • Appropriate for children aged 7 years and up, maximum 30 students
  • 5 large tables arranged around the edge of the room
  • Access to at least 2 electrical power sockets (preference for 3 or 4)
  • Chairs not required
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Set up time 30 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes
  • For safety we will require the help from your staff members.
On booking please be advised that hot glue guns are used throughout this workshop. Appropriate safety precautions and instructions are provided. All care is taken however we do not take responsibility for injuries caused by misuse of our equipment.

Cost

  • $440 inc. GST per 90 minute workshop 
Call 1300 856 828or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your site.
For sites outside of metropolitan areas please contact us to discuss how this workshop can visit your site as part of a regional visit

We don't charge per site as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your office. Most sites tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions please contact us.
 
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