Bridge Building - Engineering
What do you Notice?
What can you learn?
I can design, build and test a device that will "chunk" a "punkin" to hit a target.
You will research and record information about the famous "Punkin Chunking" contests held around our country during the fall season. After researching, as a class, we will decide which type of launcher would make sense to build with the materials that we have. Your goal is to build a launcher that will "chunk a punkin" to a target a certain distance away. Use the links and information below to learn more about this event.
History of Punkin' Churkin (Discovery Channel) - https://youtu.be/dg4hboje3VE
Science behind Chunkin Punkins - https://youtu.be/sXuQvAPwcOE
Time for Kids - http://www.timeforkids.com/news/punkin-chunkin/11021
Types of Machines - http://discoverykids.com/articles/types-of-punkin-chunkin-machines/
Catapaults - http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=+catapult+stem+lesson+video&FORM=HDRSC3#view=detail&mid=04537333F3F1B119DA3604537333F3F1B119DA36
Catapaults 2 - http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=%20punkin%20chunkin%20catapult%20stem%20lesson%20video&qs=n&form=QBVR&pq=punkin%20chunkin%20catapult%20stem%20lesson%20video&sc=0-0&sp=-1&sk=#view=detail&mid=BCCB21AB7882878EEBD7BCCB21AB7882878EEBD7
Catapault Examples - http://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/popsicle-stick-catapult-kids-stem-activity/
Catapault Examples 2 - http://www.playdoughtoplato.com/pumpkin-catapults/