PLEASE NOTE: tickets should be purchased in advance.

Catapult Competition

Students will use their engineering skills to construct a working catapult.

Bookable Group Challenge Lab

Throughout the Museum
Included with public admission / School rates apply
Ages 13-18
45 minutes
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This activity encourages a quick scientific investigation as students utilize engineering, mechanics, and physics skills to construct a working catapult. When done, they compete to see which team’s catapult can launch a projectile the farthest.

About Engineering Challenge Labs

Our Engineering Challenge Labs are an opportunity for students to investigate scientific phenomena while working collaboratively to imagine, plan, create, test, and improve on solutions to design challenges. Students will use their own creativity and real scientific tools to evaluate their creations.

Engineering Challenge Labs can be added to your group visit for an additional fee. Click here for pricing.

Currently Unavailable for Booking

While we’re not able to offer this programming now, it’s still in our repertoire. Once we can welcome groups back to the Museum again, we will make this available for booking

The Catapult Competition is suitable for grades 9 – 12.

SOLs covered include:

  • Physical Science: 5
  • Physics: 4 and 7