Ages 8 and up. Adult supervision required. This model builds into a working Catapult. Kit Includes laser cut wood parts, rubber band, stickers, and dowels.
This project is a practical example of storing mechanical energy and releasing it as needed.
Stored Mechanical Energy is energy stored in objects by the application of a force. Compressed springs and stretched rubber bands are examples of stored mechanical energy. A spring is a good example of stored mechanical energy. Stored energy is also known as potential energy.