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Marshmallow Catapult

Division: A – Elementary

NC Essential Standards Alignment: Science as Inquiry

Event Rules: Catapult Rules 2021

Event Score Sheet: Catapult Score Sheet 2021

Clarifications: None

Description:

Teams will build in advance a device constructed out of specified materials to launch a marshmallow at a target placed on the floor. The goal is to land as close to the center of the target as possible.

Materials:

Teams must bring devices, & safety glasses. Event leaders will provide full sized Kraft Jet-Puffed marshmallows, score sheets, tape measures, and targets.

Scoring:

Teams will be ranked by the closest distance the marshmallow lands to the target. Lowest score wins. Ties will be broken by single best distance.

Common Mistakes:

None

Recommendations:

None

Fast Facts:

None

Event Resources:

Teach Engineering – Right on Target

Media:

Bite Size SO