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  Pathfinders Catapult Kit
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Add a little levity along with education, the Pathfinders Catapult Kit is reliable learning and smashing good fun.

Create your own working replica of one of the most infamous and powerful of medieval siege engines - the catapult!

This building toy is the exact style of catapult used during the Middle Ages - only wood and rope, joined by wooden dowels. There are no screws or nails in this design! No elastic, no rubber, no motor, no batteries, just good old fashioned, incredible innovation. The device's swing arms rely on pure physics to send projectiles flying.

Use your to-scale model catapult, to bring down the smallest of walls. Shoot a ball of modeling clay over 15 feet when properly tuned! Loads of fun to build and use. As a science project, action toy, or desk toy, the Pathfinders toy catapult is innovation beyond expectations.

Pathfinders kits are the real thing completely based on historic machines - designed by Derek Wulff, a science educator in British Columbia.

Pathfinders Catapult Science Kit
  • Objects fly 10 ft or more - imaginations fly further
  • Discover science principles in assembly & exploration of a working device
  • Put together basics of physics, engineering, devices of antiquity, history
  • Explore the links between design, materials, and technology
  • Educational notes about the catapult as a siege engine are included
  • Kit includes wood and rope for construction
  • Modeling clay included- for creation of ammunition
  • Completed catapult: 6 in tall x 5 in wide x 10 in long
  • Wood glue or white glue is required for assembly, not included
  • All pieces are pre-cut & drilled
  • Safety instructions included
  • Assembly time: 1-2 hours
  • Use with adult supervision

    Building this catapult allows children and adults to explore the link between design, materials and technology. Just a few extensions of play possibilities are below:

  • Test different weights of projectiles
  • Make predictions and measure distances
  • Experiment with tension, torsion, traction and gravity
  • Study trajectory and use of a power source for hurling objects
  • Learn basic mechanical principles; adapt simple materials for useful, effective tools




    NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 10 years of age.



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      UPC 094922617170
      Manufacturer SKU PFC01
      Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 3/13/2006
      Manufactured In Peoples Republic of China
      Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 10 years
      Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #2925

    WARNING:
    CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts.
  • Not for children under 3 yrs.



  • Total Customer Reviews: 95
    Average Customer Rating: 4.39 (site average 4.56)
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    Product review of Pathfinders Catapult Kit
    Posted 12/22/2013

    Don't know yet how the child likes it. Can't imagine a 9 year old not wanting to launch objects from a catapult. Probably hear more from the father.

    Rating: 5
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    Great product
    Posted 4/30/2013 by HL

    Great product, fully functional, fun build.

    Rating: 5
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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    A rating of Pathfinders Catapult Kit
    Posted 1/2/2013

    My grandson loved the catapult. He was able to assemble it himself and has spent hours playing with it!

    Rating: 5
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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    Review for Pathfinders Catapult Kit
    Posted 12/2/2012 by Diane DeVito

    Its a xmas present sp he hasn't opened it yet

    Rating: 4
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    Posted 6/25/2012 by MELODY BRENNAN

    This was purchased as a teachers gift for my sons 4th grade teacher. His teacher teaches Science and one of their units they studied LEVERS. We had purchased a trebuchet kit for my son, which we built, and he brought it in to school to demonstrate. The class loved it. So we purchased the catapult as a gift so that he could build it and share it with his future science cases when the are studying levers! The teacher loved this gift!

    Rating: 5
    6 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
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