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Catapults – Offense or Defense assignment

Apr 9th, 2018 by Deborah Wagner | 0

Click here to see actual pictures for this assignment: Offense or Defense? real pics for students

Catapult Resources

Apr 5th, 2018 by Deborah Wagner | 0

I will be adding additional links. Check back!

1.The clip below is part of the trebuchet video that we’ll be watching in class.

2. Catapult ideas: http://www.stormthecastle.com/catapult/index.htm

3. Trebuchet ideas: http://www.stormthecastle.com/trebuchet/index.htm

4. Table Top Trebuchet (includes video and explanation of how trebuchets work): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYskeE0haik. Plans for this trebuchet can be found at: http://hila.webcentre.ca/projects/trebuchet/index.htm

5. Tic Tac Catapult video

6. Trebuchets (stationary counterweight and rat trap trebuchet) from The King of Random – Click here for the video.

7. Easy Trebuchet (Colin Kilbane) – click here for the video.

8. Wrapping the rope on a mangonel (video 5:05)

9. Click here to investigate different variables that affect a trebuchet’s launch.

10. Catapult Simulations to try:




Catapult Project Guidelines, Parent Note, Grading Criteria

Apr 5th, 2018 by Deborah Wagner | 0

catapult note 2018

Click here for the catapult grading criteria: catapult grading criteria 2018

Students will be launching a bouncy ball. See picture below:

Catapult Pictures

Apr 4th, 2018 by Deborah Wagner | 0

Click below to see pictures of catapults:

1. Catapult Pictures – Ideas

2. More Pictures … Click here: 2017 Catapults #1


Earthquake Proof Buildings

Mar 28th, 2018 by Deborah Wagner | 0

1. World’s Larges Earthquake Test Japan 2009 – wooden structure video (6:27) (sponsored by Colorado State University)

2. Why Do Buildings Fall Apart During an Earthquake? (4:51)

EQ Simulator

Mar 19th, 2018 by Deborah Wagner | 0

Click here to try the EQ simulator. Which base works best in each of the four scenarios?

Click here to watch a video of the University of California San Diego shake table demonstration.

Click here to go to the University of California San Diego shake table website


Review Crossword KEY (ch. 9 earthquakes)

Mar 15th, 2018 by Deborah Wagner | 0

Review Crossword KEY (earthquakes)

USGS Earthquake Map

Mar 7th, 2018 by Deborah Wagner | 0

Click here to checkout this earthquake map.

Click here to see “Shake Maps” of recent (7 days U.S.magnitude 2.5+) earthquakes.

Ch. 9 Lesson 1: New Madrid Earthquake 1811-1812

Mar 5th, 2018 by Deborah Wagner | 0

Click here to watch the New Madrid Earthquake video. (27:47)

New Madrid Seismic Zone – 20 facts

Ch. 9 Lesson 1: Locate an Epicenter activities

Feb 27th, 2018 by Deborah Wagner | 0

1. Click here to go to the “Locate an Epicenter Activity” we completed                Feb. 27 – March 1.