Launch It: Build the Ultimate Catapult

This workshop introduced engineering concepts and woodworking skills as participants worked in teams to create catapults and trebuchets from blueprints.

IMG_5833

Guess who spent several¬†days researching, designing, and drawing blueprints? That’s right, this girl! It was awesome.

Participants split into teams and worked together to interpret their blueprint, make design decisions, create a work plan, and build their device.

IMG_5826

Many participants were able to use a handsaw and a power drill for the first time and really enjoyed learning how to use these tools.

IMG_5824

Even though we ran short on time and only one device was completed, everyone left smiling and feeling proud of what they had done.

IMG_5831

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scientist Extraordinaire