Thames and Kosmos 665107 Catapults & Crossbows Science Kit
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It’s time to get medieval on physics! Build ten sleek and updated models of catapults and crossbows. These classic siege weapons from the middle ages also happen to be great tools for teaching physics, including... Read more
FeaturesIt’s time to get medieval on physics! Build ten sleek and updated models of catapults and crossbows. These classic siege weapons from the middle ages also happen to be great tools for teaching physics, including lessons in force, energy, motion, and projectiles. A crossbow is a medieval type of weapon based on a bow and arrow, in which the bow is mounted horizontally on a stock. Build and experiment with five different types of crossbows. The projectile, called the bolt, has a safe foam tip and a special cross-section that prevents other projectiles from being launched. When the bolt is loaded into the crossbow, a rubber band is pulled backward and energy is stored in the stretched rubber band. A trigger releases the bolt and the rubber band launches it through the air toward its target.
Thames and Kosmos
Catapults & Crossbows
Manufacturer's Suggested Age
8 years and up
No batteries required
Choking Hazard Warnings
Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
What's in the Box
Kit and manual guide