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Building a trebuchet as bribery

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So DH and DS were at the grocery store and managed to talk up a nice man about the local STEM school. For various reasons, DH and I are very reluctant to send him. DS is extremely excited to try, but his ability to dismiss the cons until he is knee deep in a situation never ceases to amaze me. So, to help remind him why we homeschool, I promised to build a small trebuchet during next years SOTW volume 2 studies. Anyone have a good source for plans?? Or other similar STEM projects related to the time period?

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Projects in these books would probably need adult supervision

Backyard Ballistics: Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices https://www.amazon.com/Backyard-Ballistics-Cannons-Cincinnati-Dynamite/dp/1613740646

Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions: You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself) Paperback https://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Leonardo-Vinci-Inventions-Yourself/dp/0974934429


If you would prefer a kit, this MindWare Trebuchet by Keva is quite popular https://www.amazon.com/MindWare-52131W-Trebuchet-by-Keva/dp/B005QCFF8O/



I bribe my kids with Legos and they build their trebuchet with Lego








My younger boy launched his small soft toy cow into the fish tank by accident so now the poor cow is suntanning :lol:

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