Project-Based

Ready? Aim. FIRE!

In-Person In-School Field Trip Description:

Join Miss. Medieval as you discover the ancient art of catapults. Learn the differences between a ballista, a trebuchet and a mangonel. Try your hand at constructing these hurling devices. Adjust your machines, test your designs and construct your very own take-home catapult!

Video Conference Program Description:

It’s time to test your engineering, building and critical thinking skills as you are faced with the task of constructing and testing the design of your very own wooden catapult. As you explore different types of catapults in this virtual experience, you will also learn how the design of these machines have a huge effect on their ability to hurl objects at great distances. So, stand back and enjoy the experience because things are about to get ballistic in here!

Highlights

  • Theme: Medieval
  • Activities: Theme based storytelling, discovery-based learning about the Mangonel, Trebuchet and Ballista, experimentation of devices using problem solving skills, individual construction of Catapults to test and take home.
  • Cross-curricular connections
  • Take-Home: Students build their own functioning catapult

This program can be delivered in the following ways

In-School Field Trip

Our tried and true 2 hour field trips take place right IN your classroom! No bus to rent, no wasted school time due to traveling and no long documents to fill out! Our experienced field trip presenters will come to your classroom to deliver our 100% provincial curriculum aligned field trips. Each theme based field trip is action packed and hands-on!

Volunteers: 3-4 requested

Take Home: Catapult

Video Conference
  • 1.5 hours long
  • Livestreamed with a Presenter using Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc. Your choice!
  • Curriculum based
  • Each program has a project for each student to make and keep
  • We ship the supplies to the school
  • Works in all school re-entry scenarios (Classroom and home learning)

Volunteers: 2 volunteers recommended but not required.

Take Home:  Catapult

Pre-book now! Expected launch date:  January 1, 2021

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Students loved the activities & being able to take their catapults home.

S.D., Grade 4 TeacherSt. Gabriel School

I really enjoyed the costumes, the background information prior to beginning the stations and activity, the hands-on learning activities and fun stations.

Grade 4 TeacherApostles of Jesus School

The hands-on aspect of the field trip was excellent. Students really enjoyed being able to test out the catapults.

Grade 4 TeacherCrestwood School

I like that you bring all materials needed, everything was in working order, the presenter was on time and kept to her schedule, and the program covers curriculum outcomes.

Grade 4 TeacherSt. Bonaventure School

4–7 Construct a mechanical device for a designated purpose, using materials and design suggestions provided.

4–8 Explore and evaluate variations to the design of a mechanical device, demonstrating that control is an
important element in the design and construction of that device.

  1. Design and construct devices and vehicles that move or have moving parts—linkages, wheels and axles.
  2. Use simple forces to power or propel a device; e.g., direct pushes, pulls, cranking mechanisms, moving air, moving water and downhill motion.
  3. Design and construct devices and vehicles that employ energy-storing or energy-consuming components that will cause motion; e.g., elastic bands, springs, gravity, wind, moving water.
  4. Recognize the need for control in mechanical devices, and apply control mechanisms where necessary.
  5. Compare two designs, identifying the relative strengths and weaknesses of each.
  6. Identify steps to be used in constructing a device or vehicle, and work cooperatively with other students to construct the device or vehicle.
  7. Design and construct several different models of a device and evaluate each model, working cooperatively with other students.