Catapults and Trebuchets

Viking Catapult Viking Catapult

Craft Stick Catapult

Rubber band catapult.

Triad High School Catpults

Catapult Designs

Grey Company Trebuchet Page

Here you'll find a lot of pictures and a few words about these amazing pieces of "leverage artillery" 

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PopStick Catapult Desktop Catapult

Wilson Central High School Catapult Pages

winning egg flinging catapults

Teeny Tiny Catapult Tutorial

Popsicle Stick Catapult Design Instructions

Becker's Trebuchet Instructions

Dan Becker's G.I. Joe / Barbie scale trebuchet instructions.

Homestead Catapults

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  1. Design Questions:

    Hinged vs. Fixed Trebuchet Counterweight Design R
    Effect of Trebuchet Arm Length or Counterweight Mass on Projectile Distance R
    Determine which launch angle results in the greatest distance for a projectile. R
    The Distance a Trebuchet Catapult Can Throw Projectiles of Different Masses R
    What Is the Optimal Release Angle for Shooting a Free Throw? R
    Discover which size and material of spherical projectile delivers the optimal (deepest) penetration into a block of foam, when fired from a slingshot R
    Distances a Catapult Can Propel Spheres of Differing Mass (Weight), Size and Density R R
    How Does the Length of the Arm or Counterweight Mass of a Trebuchet Affect the Distance an Object Can Be Launched? R R
    The Effect of Wheels on Catapult Efficiency R
    Maximizing the Trajectory of a Trebuchet R
    Evaluate how different sling lengths and counterweight masses affect the distance a trebuchet throws a ball. R R
    Is the distance of a certain mass when launched by a catapult affected by the potential energy and angle of the catapult? S