Grade 4


Ready? Aim. FIRE!

Curricular Highlights

  • Explorations: Discovery-based learning about the Mangonel, Trebuchet and Ballista. Experimentation of devices using problem solving skills. Individual construction of Catapults to test and take home.
  • Theme: Catapults
  • Grade: 4
  • Categories: Science, Project-Based

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This program can be delivered as:

In-School Field Trips

Description: Join us to discover the ancient art of catapults. Learn the differences between a ballista, a trebuchet and a mangonel. Try your hand at constructing these hurling devices. Adjust your machines, test your designs and construct your very own take-home catapult!

Format: Our experienced presenters deliver curriculum-based field trips right in your classroom.

Duration: 2 hours

Volunteers: 3-4 recommended

Teacher Provides: N/A

Take Home:

Video Conference

Description: It’s time to test your engineering, building and critical thinking skills as you are faced with the task of constructing and testing the design of your very own wooden catapult. As you explore different types of catapults in this virtual experience, you will also learn how the design of these machines has a huge effect on their ability to hurl objects at great distances. So, stand back and enjoy the experience because things are about to get ballistic in here!

Format: Livestreamed with a presenter using Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, etc. Curriculum-based. We ship the supplies to the school. Works in all school re-entry scenarios (classroom and home learning).

Duration: 1.5 hours

Volunteers: 2 recommended

Teacher Provides: N/A

Take Home:
Wooden Catapult

What Teachers Are Saying

Grade 4 TeacherCrestwood School

The hands-on aspect of the field trip was excellent. Students really enjoyed being able to test out the catapults. (In-School program)

J.ZHoly Child School

The students were very engaged. The step-by-step instructions were clear. The movement break portions were great. (Video Conference program)

L.WVirginia Park School

I want to extend my thanks to our leader and to TPet for the great virtual fieldtrip today.  The catapult activity was great and the presentation was also very good...made all the better by the Presenter's awesome dramatics, costume and voice skills! The fieldtrip was interactive, got us moving and thinking and the kids had a blast. (Video Conference program)

Grade 4 TeacherApostles of Jesus School

I really enjoyed the costumes, the background information prior to beginning the stations and activity, the hands-on learning activities and fun stations. (In-School program)

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