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Pitsco Laser-Cut Basswood Torsion Catapult Kit (Individual Pack)


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Specifications for this item
Brand Name Pitsco
EAN 0818975011446
Item Weight 0.3 pounds
Number of Items 1
Part Number 37521
Size For 1 Student
UNSPSC Code 60101733
UPC 818975011446

The Pitsco Torsion Catapult Kit provides students in grades 6-12 a hands-on... Read full product description



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Product Features

  • 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
  • Includes laser-cut basswood parts for assembling the model catapult using glue and screws
  • Catapult launches small projectiles such as clay or Styrofoam balls (both sold separately) for experiments in projectile motion and trajectory
  • Reinforces technology, engineering, and math concepts as students build and experiment with model catapults
  • Finished catapult measures approximately 2-1/4 x 2 x 4-1/2 inches (H x W x D)

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 0.3 x 0.3 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0085YXVOK
  • Item model number: BG37521
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,161 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)
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Pitsco Laser-Cut Basswood Torsion Catapult Kit (Individual Pack) + Pitsco Laser-Cut Basswood Torsion Ballista Kit (Individual Pack) + Pitsco Laser-Cut Basswood Catapult Kit (Individual Pack)
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Product Description

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)
  • Instructions


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Cypherpunk on January 1, 2013
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My wife is a high school physics and chemistry teacher. I got this kit for her as a fun gift for Christmas, because she assigns a catapult project to her physics classes during the Spring. They must research and build a working catapult, and they are graded on how well it works. I figured it would be fun for her to have a small one to show in class...
It turns out that Pitsco is one of the better suppliers of science equipment for secondary and college lab equipment. Definitely worth the price!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 9, 2014
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We are doing a "machine night" at scouts, and this is a quick, easy build for "target practice" competitions - now servo-enable it, and put it on a radio-controlled vehicle <grin>
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By 65BAJA on January 7, 2015
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I meant to stop and get a crown from Burger King before I started flinging tape balls around the office but I was running a little late. It was a hit anyway. I have everyones office chair zeroed in at this point. Nobody within a 8' radius of my desk is safe. Muhahaha.

Some assembly required.

Burger King crown not included.

Warning: May cause you to laugh maniacally as you beam co-workers with tape balls.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tina on January 3, 2013
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My son received this for Christmas. It was a great project for father and son to work on together. The directions were easy to follow and the catapult is sturdy and works well. I anticipate lots of flying marshmallows in my future.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ryner on January 2, 2013
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I bought this for my four year old son. I was quite disappointed with how brittle it looked and assumed the lifespan would be short. The construction of it was fairly simply and holds up quite well. My son has had this for a few months and he has not broken it yet, which was a surprise to me.

I would recommend this product if you wish to build something with your child and fun playing with it together.
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This wooden catapult was a fun, quick build for my 11 yr. old son. The pieces are small and delicate, though, and could easily frustrate a novice builder or younger child. The entire catapult is only about 3 in. by 4 in. so some pieces are quite tiny. The pins on the side are very fragile and broke immediately. We replaced them with toothpicks and coffee stirrers.

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.
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By michael peachey on December 14, 2014
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fun to assemble, good for 30 min of play. about what you'd want from a toy catapult.
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