Monday, January 11, 2010

Catapult (011/365)

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“If you lived in the Dark Ages, and you were a catapult operator, I bet the most common question people would ask is, 'Can't you make it shoot farther?' No. I'm sorry. That's as far as it shoots.”

Jack Handey. *Deeper Thoughts*. New York. Hyperion. 1993.

TIME:  6:29 PM
PLACE:  Living room
SUBJECT:  Catapult

The Webelos (all two of them!) are continuing to work on the Engineering Pin requirements.  Today, we built a catapult using large tongue depressors, a rubber band and plastic spoon.  Then they flung pompoms to see who could get the most into a plastic container.  The directions that were provided by in the Leader’s Handbook weren’t the clearest to follow.  I should have made a prototype to work out all the bugs before the meeting, but I completely forgot that we even HAD a meeting until this morning.  Luckily, I had most of the materials, and with a quick trip to Home Depot before work, I was able to procure what I was missing.  Crisis averted.


Michelle said...

How fun!

Christina said...

My son constructed a similar catapult some years ago for a project.