Plastic toy army men were seen flying down the hallway from the launchers that were created in the design challenge this week. They sketched designs, determined what equipment and supplies they needed, and went to work building. It was wonderful to see them inquiring, communicating, and reflecting throughout the class period by builing, testing their prototypes, and making modifications. The main phrases heard today were "Less is More" and "Try, Try Again."
Here is a website that explains and gives detail about various types of catapults.
Students are challenged in Global Tech to "plug in" to make connections in a technological world.