What Are Some Easy-to-Build Catapults for Students in Third Grade?


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Easy-to-build catapults for students in third grade include pencil catapults, plastic spoon catapults and catapults built with craft sticks. Use dowel rods for larger catapults.

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Pencil catapults require two pencils taped together in a T-shape, with the horizontal pencil inserted across the width of a shoebox. Plastic spoon catapults can be constructed with plastic spoons, craft sticks and a paper clip. Remove the spoon and replace it with a medicine cup or small lid to create a simple craft stick catapult. Use 12 dowel rods to construct a larger, Medieval style catapult. Rubber bands or masking tape are used to hold simple catapults together.

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