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Mini-Ballista Build Half Day Only

Newton's Attic

Monday, December 21, 2015
Newton's Attic 4974 Old Versailles Road LexingtonKY  40510
Monday, December 21, 2015
Newton's Attic 4974 Old Versailles Road LexingtonKY  40510

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What's Included

Mini-Ballista Build: Half day, single session class. The price of the class includes a Mini-Ballista with an $80 retail value. Find mini-Ballista image and information at this link: http://newtonsattic.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Mini-Ballista-Sales-sm.jpg Siege-ho! You’ve seen them on the Discovery Channel at the Pumpkin Chunkin’ festival. Now it’s time for you to build your own mini-ballista. Working from a kit of parts, students will assemble their own table top sized ballista that is capable of shooting over 100 feet. Students will use hand tools and safe power tools during the construction process. Students will also build targets and cardboard castles that will be used during the filed testing of their mini-ballistas. Concepts covered: mechanical design, energy storage, projectile motion, aerodynamics. Students will keep the ballistas they make.

About This Organizer

Newton's Attic, a nonprofit founded in 1998 by Bill Cloyd, is dedicated to providing students with highly unusual educational experiences and providing STEM (Science Technology, Engineering Mathematics) educational resources to parents, students and teachers. Our mission is to stimulate interest in science and engineering through exciting hands-on projects, classes and summer camps.

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