Conversation Heart Catapults

Written by Mommy Cameron

By Mommy Cameron | Homeschool

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
conversation hearts

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?