Kiwi Camp: Day 4

Lift off with Launchers

How do Launchers Work?

From cannons to catapults, investgate how launchers make objects lift off!

Explore cannons, catapults, and other mechanical launchers — and see kinetic energy in action! Build your own launching machines, then ramp up your energy with some homemade oatmeal balls.


Carnival Cannons

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Craft-Stick Catapult

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Marshmallow Shooter

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Oatmeal Energy Balls

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Castles and Catapults Shape Art

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STEAM Challenge

Build a Castle to Attack with a Launcher

Kiwi Camp counselor Linda is challenging you to build your own castle. Can you make it strong enough to survive an attack?

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Added fun

Check out more projects from KiwiCo to supplement the activities for today!

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Add more fun to your summer days!

More awesomeness

  1. 10 Marvelous DIY Castles

    Need some more inspiration for your KiwiCo STEAM Challenge creation? Check out these awesome cardboard castles!

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  2. Building a Minecraft Castle

    Want to build a castle in Minecraft? Get pro tips courtesy of English Heritage.

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  3. Car Launcher

    Can you design a launcher to propel a toy car up a ramp? Try out this engineering challenge from LEGO® Education!

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Keep exploring!