February is upon us and as I was working on this months activities for our homeschool group, I wanted to include things that related to Valentine’s Day. So this months science activity is Conversation Heart Catapults.
Conversation Heart Catapults
7 wide popsicle sticks
4 rubber bands
1. Stack 5 popsicle sticks on top of each other. Put one rubber band around each end of the stack of rubber bands.
2. Take the 2 remaining posicle sticks and stack them on top of each other. Put one rubber band around one end of the popsicle sticks.
3. Wedge the two popsicle sticks from step 2 open and put the stack from step 1 in between the two sticks. The closer to the rubber band end of the 2 sticks the more power you will get.
4. Wind the last rubber band around the whole set up in a criss cross fashion.
5. You now have a catapult! Put a conversation heart on the end and let it fly.
Once all the kids had their catapults built, the kids had a great time shooting the candy hearts all over the place.
The kids practiced shooting their candy hearts into a bucket, mason jars, each other’s mouths and even their own mouths.
A few of the boys decided to see if they could make other types of catapults.
Have you ever built a catapult?