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AXIS Classroom – Secondary Catapult Projects

May 6 @ 12:00 am

In March, an exciting project started in the Secondary Social Studies Classes!

Our Secondary students participated in a STEM engineering challenge where students were tasked with creating working models of ancient or medieval catapults. They not only gained more hands-on experiences but got closer to the history during this project.

In the first week, students sat down in groups and started brainstorming. They started to design the models on paper. Then they began to construct the catapults during and outside of the class. Kids were keen on this “Big Handmade Project”.

“Through the whole week, we saw students creating, starting over, modifying, trying to make the model as best as they could, and the shooting distance as farthest as they could.”Said Mr. Ryan, the Social Studies teacher from Secondary.

 

At the end of this project, students had a serious competition and they invited their AXIS little brothers and sisters to come and watch the competition.

Before the competition, students tested and modified again and again. If you had a chance to see them practicing here and there around the campus, you would know that they really wanted to have perfect performance for all! 👍

 

On April 12th, Tuesday, the First Secondary Catapult Competition was finally and successfully held in the open area between the Primary and Secondary Wings. Students presented and launched their catapult models for three rounds and three chances for each round.
Three Rounds: 

  1. Farthest shot with a larger projectile
  2. Farthest shot with a smaller projectile
  3. Counterweight trebuchet only: farthest shot with large or small projectile
Our little audiences were so excited to watch the competition. They clapped and cheered for each round. We were, always, so pleased to see students stay together and had so much fun. This is the AXIS family, full of LOVE, CARING, and HAPPINESS.Here are the scenes from the Secondary Catapult Competition 🚀🚀

 

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Date:
May 6
Time:
12:00 am
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