Friday, January 07, 2011

Invention Convention--Catapults

Today we had our monthly science club meeting! The kids built catapults and had great fun!

What: Invention Convention Catapults
When: Friday,Janurary 7, 2011 10 AM to 12 PM
Where: Symmes Township Library 11850 Enyart Rd. Loveland, Ohio 45140
Who: Homeschoolers of all ages. Children 12 and under will be expected to have a parent/responsible adult on premises with them during activities, Teens 13 and up may be dropped off.
RSVP: Laura

What will be provided: popsicle sticks, spring clothes pins, caps from plastic bottle, glue
What each family needs to bring:
1) WOOD: block of wood (6 inches long, 2 inches wide and 1 inch deep) and block of wood (1 inch x1 inch x 1 inch )for each catapult you would like to buitd--if someone would like to bring some longer pieces of wood and a small saw we could cut wood there, please let me know,
2) ping pong balls (need at least one per child in your family--I believe they sell these at the $ store)

We will be building these as a group:
I know it is pretty small....but it would demonstrate the idea!
If anyone would like to build other catapults for everyone to see, here are a couple of links or feel free to find another design and bring it with you! I would love to have someone bring one and share it!

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