Design and test working catapults using the Engineering Design Process
Students accurately launch projectiles using catapults. Students follow the engineering design process to design and build working models that they will test and refine.
MS-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-4 Engineering Design
Threats and Vulnerabilities
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