An exciting Key Stage 2 project to explore different types of motion incorporating a complex structure with a variety of cam mechanisms. This project can fit perfectly with any theme or topic within the curriculum as it allows the children to use their wildest imaginations.

Quantity in box: Class set of 30


Who’s catapult can fire the furthest?

Each material pack comes with the following components:

  • MDF base
  • Redwood uprights
  • Jelutong
  • Dowel
  • Metal eye
  • Elastic band
  • Bottle top
  • Tie wrap
  • Pivot block

This is a very popular project as it is suitable for both KS1 and KS2 children – due to the competitive nature of firing the furthest catapult is is also perfect at ensuring evaluation of the project is done to the highest of standards! This project incorporates a structure as well as mechanisms such as levers and pivots.

Step by step instructions will also be provided to help ensure both teacher and child fully understand and maximise this project!

This material pack includes the Hepp DT design portfolio that covers the design, make, evaluate and technical knowledge aspects of the project. Children can also use a variety of embellishments to ‘finish’ their item appropriately (please note, we do not provide embellishments and paint).

To be able to cut the dowel and jelutong to the correct length, you will need junior hacksaws, bench hooks and g-clamps as well as a cordless drill and a 6mm drill piece. If you do not have these tools in school, please select the ‘components pre-cut’ option at checkout.

Each material pack comes with sandpaper and PVA wood adhesive as standard.

Quantity in box: Class set of 30


Additional information

Weight 10 kg

components not cut, components pre-cut