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Design & Make Catapults

Overall rating 4 out of 54.3 (4 ratings)

Last updated 08 July 2014, created 25 August 2010, viewed 11,825

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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Thank you for sharing your resource. This resource has been recommended by the TES Resource Team for its relevance to the 2014 National Curriculum.

from TES Resource Team, 08 July 2014. Member of the TES Panel.
(report comment) 5 out of 5 Recommended

Practical resources that worked well in the classroom. A good background of catapult types too.

from SarahBartrop, 28 May 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

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
(report comment) 4 out of 5
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