Catapult Design Challenge

Students got hands-on as they learned about elasticity by building catapults! Using simple materials they followed step by step instructions to assemble their launchers. Then, students were challenged to fling a marshmallow over a wall and hit a target some distance away.

Grade Levels

2 to adult


7 rubber-bands

9 popsicle sticks

1 Spoon

1 Marshmallow

Time Constraints

20 minutes of research

40 minutes to build, test, tweak

ISTE Standards Alignment

Innovative Designer 4a: Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.

Innovative Designer 4c: Students develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.

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