Our 4H club has been working very hard to get ready for Fair Season. Our educational project is about ballistics. Today we made catapults. We started with the above materials and ended up with what you see below. The big one is a rat trap. The other two are mousetraps and it was "boys vs. girls."
After they were constructed the fun really began. Using mini-marshmallows as ammo, the kids went outside to see how far they would fire. They went far!!! This was definitely a fun time.
We used the tutorial on this website to make our catapults.
Day #162/175 Days