Catapult Challenge

Craft a miniature catapult and fine-tune its launch capabilities.

The Forge
Included with Admission
8 and up
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Learn how to make a mini catapult in The Forge using simple materials like craft sticks, rubber bands, and plastic utensils! Engage in test launches and explore how simple design alterations influence launch angle and projectile distance. Propel your creativity and knowledge into action!

Tools used in this challenge include craft sticks, rubber bands and plastic utensils. Skills used include engineering and design.

This Maker Challenge will take place on the following dates: September 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16. Check our daily schedule prior to your visit.

About Maker Challenges

Maker Challenges are included with Museum admission and are designed for learners of all ages. Use your creativity and critical thinking skills to build solutions to fun challenges! New and different challenges happen each month.

Stop by the Forge anytime during Maker Challenge hours! No registration is required and you can stay for 15 minutes or the entire duration of the challenge – it's up to you!

Advance registration is not required, but space is limited to 25 participants at a time. All participants must be at least 8 years or older. Participants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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