Science & Nature
Engineering a Candy Catapult
In this One-Time class, students will participate in a STEM (STEAM) activity in which they build a catapult to launch candy or other small items. All learners of varying needs are welcome to join.
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Welcome engineers and candy lovers! Join us to learn about and participate in the engineering design process as you use your creativity and problem solving skills to create a catapult to launch candy using various craft supplies and/or materials such as recycled items collected around the house. Any small pieces of candy (or other small item) can be used such as M&Ms, Skittles, wrapped hard candy, candy corn, gum drops, gummy bears, mini marshmallows, or chocolate chips. If you have a...
- Students will be able to complete a STEM challenge by following the engineering design process.
- Scissors - Glue (may want Elmer’s, Tacky, and hot glue) - Tape (may want a variety such as scotch, masking, and duct tape) - several pieces of candy such as M&Ms, Skittles, wrapped hard candy, candy corn, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips - plastic cups (optional for a target) Various STEM Supplies *This is just a list of suggestions. Students will design their project based on the supplies they have available to them. I find that recyclable materials work great such as small boxes and plastic containers from food packaging. - Construction paper, card stock, craft foam, scrapbook paper - Yarn - Small plastic containers (yogurt, pudding, sour cream, k-cups, medicine bottles, etc.) - Toilet paper and paper towel tubes - Disposable plates, bowls, cups, and silverware - Cupcake wrappers and coffee filters - Tooth picks, Q-tips, cotton balls - Craft sticks, Pipe cleaners, buttons, foam shapes - Aluminum foil, wax paper, plastic wrap - Bubble wrap - Styrofoam peanuts - Styrofoam trays
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Using hot glue is optional, however, students may need assistance if you allow them to use it for their STEM project.
Kristen KeenanElementary and STEM Teacher
186 total reviews
247 completed classes
Hi, my name is Mrs. Keenan, and I have been an educator since 2002. I hold NY State certifications for PreK-6th grade and for Students with Disabilities. My Master’s degree focused on inclusion and differentiated instruction. In addition to being...