CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Pitsco Laser-Cut Basswood Torsion Catapult Kit (Individual Pack)
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|Item Weight||4.8 ounces|
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|Size||For 1 Student|
The Pitsco Torsion Catapult Kit provides students in grades 6-12 a hands-on... See more product details
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The Pitsco Torsion Catapult Kit provides students in grades 6-12 a hands-on activity to build a model torsion catapult that demonstrates the scientific concepts of force, tension, torque, simple machines, and Newton's laws of motion, and it includes laser-cut basswood parts to build the model catapult. The kit includes laser-cut basswood parts, braided nylon twine, screws, a paper clip, and instructions. The catapult launches small projectiles for experiments in projectile motion and trajectory, and it demonstrates concepts such as vectors and potential and kinetic energy. The kit reinforces technology, engineering, and math concepts as students build and experiment with model catapults. The finished catapult measures approximately 2-1/4 x 2 x 4-1/2 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 screwdriver, white glue, and scissors (all sold separately). Launching requires safety goggles and projectiles such as Styrofoam balls or modeling clay (all 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)
- Braided nylon twine
- Screws (3 per catapult)
- Paper clips (1 per catapult)
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Top Customer Reviews
It turns out that Pitsco is one of the better suppliers of science equipment for secondary and college lab equipment. Definitely worth the price!
Some assembly required.
Burger King crown not included.
Warning: May cause you to laugh maniacally as you beam co-workers with tape balls.
I would recommend this product if you wish to build something with your child and fun playing with it together.
My son had fun calibrating the catapult and testing his modifications. It was fun science for the price for our family.
I would not order it for a young scout group, etc. because it is too finicky to put together and the tiny pieces get lost or break very easily. Older, patient, science students with excellent fine motor skills might enjoy this catapult a lot because it allowed some adjustments and experimentation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My husband put it together . I think its too hard for a 7 year oldPublished 12 months ago by Alphia D Sauer
The size was way smaller than I expected. The assembly is not as easy as it seems from the picture and my young nephew who I gave it to couldn't figure it on his own. Read morePublished on January 9, 2014 by V.