17 June 2017

Catapult Challenge

As part of our learning about Medieval Europe, we learnt that catapults were used to attack 'enemy' castles.  They had a devastating effect on castle walls, and all kinds of lethal objects were launched from the catapults.  We thought it would be fun to build our own miniature catapults, though ours were not quite so deadly as those used 1500 years ago!  We had a competition to see who could fire objects (plastic beans) as far and as high as possible.  Well done to Ben and Jack - the catapult champs!

16 comments:

  1. The catapult challenge was really fun. My favourite part about the catapult challenge was seeing how far we could fling it, because it goes further than you expect.

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  2. Making the catapults was lots of fun! Mine wasn't very good but I still enjoyed shooting it and trying to make it as good as I could!

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  3. The catapult challenge was a lot of fun, even though mine didn't go very high or far, I still enjoyed the challenge. I loved beating my record and seeing how far I could get.

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  4. This challenge was really fun. My catapult snapped a little bit but it still fired reasonably far. Well done Jack and Ben for winning!

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  5. I really enjoyed doing the catapult challenge. It was lots of fun making and testing our catapults, and I was really pleased with how mine turned out. It was amazing how far some of the catapults could fire!

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  6. I liked playing with my catapult because I had never made one before. My catapult went high but not as high as the winner. I can't wait till we do another challenge like that!

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  7. It was fun making the catapult and it was also funny when my on didn't go that far.

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  8. I really enjoyed making the mini catapults and doing the competition.My catapult didn't go very far though!

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  9. I still can't believe how high some of them could go!

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  10. The catapult challenge fun.I came third in the distant challenge and second in the height challenge.

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  11. It was a lot of fun to make the catapults in class, and then test them out. I might make my own in the weekend!

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  12. I really enjoyed making the catapults. I had heaps of fun flinging the beans across the court, i also came first i cant believe that it went 8 meters.

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  13. I really enjoyed doing the catapult challenge and seeing how high and far the the beans can go.

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  14. Making the catapults was really fun but I couldn't get mine to go very far, it just went high instead. Favorite part of firing them was when we had a competition to see who could make their bean go the highest .

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  15. The Catapult Challenge was so much fun. It was great to learn how people would attack castles in the middle ages.

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  16. Well done to those who went really far in the catapult competition, my catapult failed it went about half a meter.

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