Marshmallows are scrumptious to eat, good for melting in sizzling chocolate and sensible for launching with a slingshot as a result of they’re so mild! This exercise works effectively with one giant or a number of small marshmallows.
catapults are very cheap to make and can be utilized again and again, making them nice for a college science challenge or group VOICE problem.
This one 4 completely different marshmallow launcher designs all of them work very effectively and will be simply modified or modified.
Observe the directions to make a launcher like ours or design your individual launcher with it Marshmallow Launcher STEM Problem Design Sheet†
Marshmallow Launcher Designs
Craft Stick Slingshot
The normal popsicle stick slingshot may be very simple to make. All you want is craft or popsicle sticks, elastic bands, tape and a milk bottle cap.
- Strive marshmallows of various styles and sizes to seek out out which of them journey the farthest.
Keep in mind to vary just one variable at a time. For instance, should you change the kind of marshmallow, you employ the identical quantity of power on the launch arm.
Triangular Pyramid Stick Slingshot
Our first try at utilizing dough to safe the skewers collectively did not fairly work because it wasn’t robust sufficient. We discovered that elastic bands labored a lot better.
To make this slingshot, all you have to do is make the triangle pyramid form with chopsticks (we used BBQ skewers) and elastic bands.
When you’ve got a stable pyramid form, use extra elastic bands to connect a picket spoon to a different stick.
Once more, use elastic bands to safe the persist with the spoon to at least one nook of the pyramid, then thread one other elastic excessive of the pyramid and the spoon.
Pull again and let go!
- Strive pulling the launch arm midway after which all the best way again and measure how far the marshmallow travels every time.
- Are you able to make one big model of a stick catapult†
Shoebox Marshmallow Slingshot
Shoebox slingshots are additionally simple to make and rather less fiddly than the stick slingshot. They’re additionally secure, so very simple for youthful youngsters to govern.
Experiment with bigger and smaller spoons to see which fireplace the marshmallows have the furthest!
Paper Cup Marshmallow Launcher
This design is tremendous easy and one other nice design for youthful youngsters.
To make a paper cup marshmallow launcher you will want
A paper cup with the underside minimize off.
A balloon with the top tied up and the highest eliminated.
Connect the balloon to the underside of the paper cup as proven within the image above. If it slips off, attempt securing it with an elastic band.
Fill the cup with marshmallows, pull again the top of the balloon and launch.
The marshmallows ought to fly out of the launcher.
Experiment with small marshmallows to see how far aside they’re whenever you use the launcher’s full energy.
Extra Marshmallow Experiments
Study robust and weak shapes with marshmallow and spaghetti textures†
Crew Cartwright appears to be like scrumptious marshmallow play dough†
Do you know you can additionally make your individual marshmallows? It is a bit messy and sticky however completely price it. You may learn how to do this in my guide, Snackable Science†
You might like my HUGE assortment of kitchen science experiments†
Final up to date on June 24, 2022 by Emma Vanstone
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