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Design & Make Catapults

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Last updated 27 May 2013, created 25 August 2010, viewed 8,998

Children look again at Roman catapults. Using a wide variety of materials, incl some mechanical components, they design & create a working model of a catapult in the Roman style. They develop their ideas, then compete to see whose catapult works best! Suitable for years 3 and 4.

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A great link between D.T, History and Science. This will be a great challenge for children to use their knowledge and develop their own ideas to make a catapult. Children will love this!

from MrColleyMaths, 03 February 2012
(report comment) 4 out of 5

A really fun topic, well planned and considered, could easily be adapted to encompass other engineering tasks or topics. Great for creating cross curricular links.

from Spencer_DT, 22 December 2011
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