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Thames & Kosmos Catapults & Crossbows

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Launch into a study of physics and projectiles with the Catapults & Crossbows Kit! Build and experiment with 10 updated models of the classic medieval weapons. In the process, kids uncover physics principles of force, energy, motion, and projectiles Read More

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What can weapons from the middle ages teach kids about physics? As it turns out, a lot!

Catapults, crossbows, and trebuchets were once used as siege weaponry. Today, they can teach physics lessons in force, energy, motion, and projectiles.

What physics principles are covered?

  • Elasticity
  • Potential & kinetic energy
  • Vectors
  • Gravity & air restisance
  • Speed, velocity & acceleration
  • Mass & weight
  • Gravitational potential energy
  • Hooke's Law and more

What's included in Catapults & Crossbows?

  • 100+ pieces to build and launch
  • 10 working models: catapults, crossbows and trebuchets
  • 10 exciting experiments, one for each model
  • 32-page step-by-step instruction manual

What's a crossbow?

A crossbow is like a bow and arrow, but its bow is mounted horizontally on a stock. 

What's a catapult?

A catapult is another medieval ballistic device. Using mechanical rubber bands and counterweights, it flings projectiles into the air.

Why will kids love Catapults & Crossbows?

Kids will build and experiment with five different types of crossbows and catapults. Take aim; load and launch the foam-tipped bolt, then watch it fly! So thrilling that students won't realize they're learning about precision, accuracy, and more!



Catapults & Crossbows Kit

  • 100+ building pieces
  • Build 10 models
  • 32-page illustrated, step-by-step experiment manual


WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
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