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  1. Pitsco Laser-Cut Basswood Catapult Kit (Individual Pack)
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  2. Pitsco Laser-Cut Basswood Catapult Kit (Individual Pack)

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    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (6 reviews)
    Price R407.00

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Product Description

  • Kit provides students in grades 6-12 a hands-on activity to build a model catapult that demonstrates the scientific concepts of force, tension, simple machines, and Newton's laws of motion
  • Laser-cut basswood parts included for assembling the model catapult using glue
  • Includes modeling clay for forming projectiles of varying weights to launch with the catapult in projectile motion and trajectory experiments
  • Reinforces technology, engineering, and math concepts as students build and experiment with a model catapult
  • Finished catapult measures approximately 3-1/4 x 2-1/2 x 6 inches (H x W x D)
Additional Information

The Pitsco Catapult Kit provides students in grades 6-12 a hands-on activity to build a model catapult that demonstrates the scientific concepts of force, tension, simple machines, and Newton's laws of motion, and it includes laser-cut basswood parts to build the model catapult. The kit includes instructions, laser-cut basswood parts, a rubber band, dowels, and modeling clay for forming projectiles of varying weights to launch with the catapult in projectile motion and trajectory experiments. The catapult demonstrates concepts such as vectors and potential and kinetic energy. The kit reinforces technology, engineering, and math concepts as students build and experiment with a model catapult. The finished catapult measures approximately 3-1/4 x 2-1/2 x 6 inches (H x W x D). (H is height, the vertical distance from lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.) A catapult kit is typically used in an educational setting to demonstrate physics and simple machines.

Construction requires woodworking glue (such as Pitsco HD Bond glue), a toothpick or other small glue applicator (such as the Pitsco 59456 Glue Applicator Tip), waxed paper, facial tissues, and a pencil (all sold separately). Launching requires safety goggles (sold separately).

Science education products incorporate applied math and science principles into classroom and homeschool-based projects. Teachers in pre-K, elementary, and secondary classrooms use science education kits and products alongside science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum to demonstrate STEM concepts and real-world applications through hands-on activities. Science education projects include a broad range of activities, such as practical experiments in engineering, aeronautics, robotics, energy, chemistry, physics, biology, and geology.

Pitsco Education develops K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum, educational kits, and classroom tools. The company, founded in 1971, is headquartered in Pittsburg, KS.

What’s in the Box?

  • Sheet of basswood catapult parts (1 per catapult)
  • Rubber bands (1 per catapult)
  • 3 x 3/16-inch wood dowel (1 per catapult)
  • 3/4 x 3/16-inch wood dowel (1 per catapult)
  • Modeling clay
  • Instructions

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Misc.
Brand
Pitsco
EAN
0818975010821
IsAdultProduct
ItemPartNumber
59468
Label
Pitsco
Manufacturer
Pitsco
Model
BG59468
MPN
59468
NumberOfItems
1
PartNumber
59468
Publisher
Pitsco
Size
For 1 Student
Studio
Pitsco
ReleaseDate
0000-00-00
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This was a great little kit for a fun project with the kids! We had a blast building it and while it didnt last terribly long before the kids broke it, it was a great bonding session and amazing learning opportunity!
Great learning toy!
Don't get this. It is not easy to assemble and is made of cheap material. I purchased it for my 10 year old who is into engineering and robotics and even his experience with his dad's supervision- they broke it before they even got it together. Big disappointment.
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