|Pitsco Siege Machines|
What kid doesn't enjoy hurling projectiles through the air? Why not combine it with actual siege machines and get your history/math/science in one fell-swoop?
That's where Pitsco Education's Siege Machines come in!
In assembling these kits, my 13 year old put together the Catapult by himself without any problems.
The Trebuchet was a different story. My 10 year old started with it, then my 13 year old took over and finally Daddy had to step in.
However, once assembled, the fun really began!
The Siege Machines Book is designed to help teachers and students use the Pitsco Catapult and the Trebuchet Kits to teach or learn history, construction skills, math, science and even teamwork. Teachers can use this book to develop activities and lesson plans for the classroom, but it can also be used by a student or student team working independently.
Whether directing an entire classroom or helping a single student complete a science fair project, Siege Machines covers a range of math and science topics. But this book definitely launches loads of fun for students of all ages and their teachers.
Siege Machines Book is divided into two primary sections: The Catapult and The Trebuchet. At the end of the book is a listing of national standards addressed by the book's activities.
In the Catapult section, topics include Tension and Torsion and has the following experiments: Mass vs. Distance, Converting English to Metric, Calculating and Plotting Averages and Elasticity (Hooke's law).
The Treubuchet section covers Gravity & Leavers and Force & Motion. The experiments include Predictions and Swinging Weights vs. Wheels.
My boys' had so much fun with these kits. My husband and I thought the price, quality and educational value of these kits are exceptional. We wholeheartedly recommend Pitsco Educational products!
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Disclaimer: I received this kit free of charge in exchange for an honest review.