Use the Gears-IDS Invention and Design System to build a working model of a Medieval Trebuchet.
This project is particularly well suited for introducing or reinforcing a variety of fundamental physics concepts including forces and motion, projectile motion, levers, and mechanical advantage and velocity and acceleration.
A description of a math based trebuchet game activity is included with this download.
Designing and building the GEARS-IDS Trebuchet is also a great Engineering Drawing or CAD learning activity!
This document illustrates and describes how to use the GEARS-IDS components to build a working model of a medieval trebuchet.