The Eisco Garage Physics line is aimed at students interested in STEM concepts included physics and engineering. Each kit engages learners to discover new ideas about the physical world through assembly and play.
Catapults were one of the most influential elements of siege warfare over the last 2500 years. This model is closest in design to the Onsager catapult which was used by Romans to launch combustible projectiles at their targets. Learn physics through play! This kit builds in a snap – no tools required! Once built, students can launch ping pong balls up to 30 ft and explore 48 different catapult configurations. Launch angle, fulcrum position, pulling direction and pulling force – all can be simply varied in a repeatable way. Launch your way into a tactile exploration of fundamental concepts of physics! Kit designed for exploration under the supervision and guidance of a scientifically-minded adult.
Kit includes catapult sides, side supports, top brace, catapult firing arm, hardware (2 rubber bands, 3 dowels, 1 c-shaped screw hook, and 1 ping pong ball), cardboard storage box and instructions for assembly and experimental activities.