One of the pleasures of this unit study is to allow your children to immerse themselves in discovery. While they might enjoy some mentoring, don’t feel like you need to micromanage this study.
The next step is for them to build their own, so they have some fun motivation for finding out more about catapult construction. There are many online resources only a Google search away for detailed pictures, plans, and descriptions for catapults. Students can make sketches and make plans for materials they have around the house which would be suitable for creating their own catapult.
Reading and understanding how the machines work, will give students ideas on what materials to use and how to put them together. Enjoy this day of discovery!
Join me tomorrow and we’ll find out more about building these machines.
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