Design & Make Catapults

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Children look again at Roman catapults. Using a wide variety of materials, incl some mechanical components, they design & create a working model of a catapult in the Roman style. They develop their ideas, then compete to see whose catapult works best!

Suitable for years 3 and 4.

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CreatedAug 25, 2010
UpdatedJan 8, 2015

4 Reviews

  • 5

    Thank you for sharing your resource. This resource has been recommended by the TES Resource Team for its relevance to the 2014 National Curriculum.

  • 4

    Practical resources that worked well in the classroom. A good background of catapult types too.

  • 4

    A great link between D.T, History and Science. This will be a great challenge for children to use their knowledge and develop their own ideas to make a catapult. Children will love this!

  • 4
    user avatarSpencer_DT5 years agoReport

    A really fun topic, well planned and considered, could easily be adapted to encompass other engineering tasks or topics. Great for creating cross curricular links.