Tuesday, October 30, 2018

STEM Challenge: Catapults

  • Program Goals
    • Drop-in program for all ages
    • Experiment with science concepts and materials
    • Build fine motor skills
    • Build STEM skills
    • Attendance: 20
  • Popsicle sticks (small, large, and jumbo)
  • Rubber bands
  • mini cupcake papers, cotton balls
  • regular tape, masking tape, stickers
  • scissors
  • Instructions (printed and on ipad)
How it works
We mostly made the simplest model, but even then a lot of the kids need help wrapping the rubber bands. I guess it's not something they learn in school (either that or I do it a weird/difficult way) and most of the younger kids and some of the older kids needed help to get them on tightly. I had some more difficult models, and my aide worked with some kids and on her own on them, but only got one finished.


  • 10-30-18
    • Attendance: 15
    • Notes: Small group for our last STEM workshop of the year - we had a severe thunderstorm and the excitement for trick or treating tomorrow was high. 

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