7th Grade Trebuchets

7th grade STEM class created trebuchets for their 3rd quarter project. A trebuchet is a type of catapult that uses a counterweight to throw a projectile. During this project, the students learned how to design, create, and problem solve. They made their replicas out of craft sticks, rubber bands, batteries, and other supplies.

The class had a throwing contest on the last day, which was won by the group of Timothy, Josh, and Payton. Their trebuchet threw the projectile over 62 inches!

Great job to all of the builders!

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