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Carolina STEM Challenge®: Paint Stirrer Catapult Kit

Item # 750028

Grades 6–12. Launch projectiles and learn about levers. Build a paint stirrer catapult and conduct trials to explore how the fulcrum size and position, plank length, effort force, and load affect trajectory and distance. Student groups use this data to modify, retest, and troubleshoot the prototype. For assessment, each group’s best design competes in a class catapult challenge for height, distance, and accuracy.

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$44.00

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Grades 6–12. Launch projectiles and learn about levers with a desktop catapult built from paint stir sticks. Modify the catapult and conduct trials to explore how the fulcrum size and position, plank length, effort force, and load mass all affect trajectory and distance. Student groups use this data to update, retest, and troubleshoot the prototype to perfect the catapult. For assessment, each group’s best design competes in a class catapult challenge for height, distance, and accuracy. Students are sure to better understand the principles behind levers after this enjoyable activity. Supports 15 design teams of 2 to 3 students. Includes instructions and diagrams.

 
Components Qty Included?
Paint Stirrers 25 Included
Rubber Bands 60 Included
Film Canisters with Lids 15 Included
Plastic Tubes 15 Included
Pom-Poms 16 Included
Corks 15 Included
Rubber Stoppers 15 Included
Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Metersticks 16 Needed, Not included
Rulers 15 Needed, Not included
Tape Needed, Not included
Pruning Shears Needed, Not included
Cotton Balls (optional) Needed, Not included
Marshmellows (optional) Needed, Not included


Carolina STEM Challenge

Carolina STEM Challenge® Physical Science Series

Engineer excitement with NEW kits for middle and high school physical science that:

  • Incorporate STEM concepts
  • Promote creativity, team building, and fun
  • Encourage interest in science

Easily integrate exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities into any physical science curriculum with Carolina STEM Challenge® Physical Science Series kits. They engage and inspire students with fun real-world design challenges in an exciting tournament-style format.

Hands-on activities center on engineering concepts and practices from the Next Generation Science Standards. Design teams design, build, test, and modify their prototypes to provide an innovative solution to the class challenge. These activities strengthen students’ critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills, while encouraging creativity, collaboration, and teamwork.

Designed with ease of use in mind, Carolina STEM Challenge® Physical Science Series kits have the materials and information needed for classroom success:

  • Warm-ups and demonstrations
  • Science content
  • Literacy extensions
  • Notebooking options
  • Grading and scoring rubrics

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