Saturday Morning Science: Catapults & Trebuchets

10 am to noon
Taught by Mark Kent

Catapults and Trebuchets

A catapult is actually defined as a device that shoots or launches a projectile by mechanical means, and includes the several types of ancient artillery that eventually became known as siege engines: onagers, scorpions, trebuchets, ballistae, and others. While many people think of a catapult as a one-armed torsion machine used by the Romans, they actually go back farther than Rome. They apparently originated in China around the 3rd and 4th Century BC, and were called onagers or mangonels.


In this class we will be building and experimenting with simple catapult and trebuchet designs.


Price is per child attending, parent or guardian can attend class with child for no additional fee. $30 for non-members, $20 for members of BioCurious*


Saturday Morning Science is for ages 5 and up. Under 7 require an adult present to assist them with the lab.

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    March 22, 2013

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