Bombs Away

Activity Summary

Teams will construct a rubber band-powered catapult and launch different-sized marshmallows at a stationary target.

Required Materials

Per Team

  • 30 cm Masking Tape
  • 10 Popsicle Sticks
  • Small and Large Marshmallows
  • Rubber Bands
  • 1 Small Cup
  • Thin String

For Competition and Scoring

  • 2 Small Bins
  • 1 Meter Stick

Setup - Place one small bin at a distance of 30 centimeters and another at 60 centimeters. These will serve as targets.

Standards Covered

NGSS Standard(s): 3-PS2-1

CCSS Standard(s): ELA, W.3.10, W.3.3, W.4.10, W.4.3, W.5.10, W.5.3