Basic Projectile Launcher Activity Documents
Basic Projectile Launcher Activity Document Downloads
Make It Your Own: The documents for this activity are available in PDF and Microsoft Word format.
If you wish to edit a document, simply download the Microsoft Word format.
Out of the Classroom
This build guide has everything you need to construct an example Basic Projectile Launcher, along with your own designs through the Engineering Process. Perfect for libraries, boy and girl scouts, science fairs, kitchen table, maker fairs and after-school use.
Looking for something with a little more classroom clout?
Check out the "In the Classroom" section below for classroom-ready document downloads.
Download the Out of the Classroom Build GuideBasic Build Guide - PDF
Basic Build Guide - Editable Word Document
In the Classroom
Download in the Classroom Build Guide
This brief Build Guide will help you get started designing and engineering your own unique launcher. Start by building the example Launcher, then move on to the lab activity to learn about designing for accuracy and precision.
Download the Precision & Accuracy Lab
Learn all about precision, accuracy and scientific measurement in the Precision & Accuracy Lab. There is an answer key for the lab activity as well. Don't worry,
the PDF is password protected. Use the code included with your order.
Precision & Accuracy Lab - PDF (Coming Soon!)
Precision & Accuracy Lab - Editable Word Document (Coming Soon!)
Answer Key - PDF, Password Protected (Coming Soon!)
Download the Design & Engineering ChallengesWith the optional Engineering Challenges, you can craft and improve your Projectile Launcher. Design, build, test and evolve different trigger mechanisms for competition. Remember, in design, you are never truly done - there is always a better solution!
Bull's-Eye Challenge - PDF (Coming Soon!)
Bull's-Eye Challenge - Editable Word Document (Coming Soon!)
Moving Target Challenge - PDF (Coming Soon!)
Moving Target Challenge - Editable Word Document (Coming Soon!)
STEM Siege Challenge - PDF (Coming Soon!)
STEM Siege Challenge - Editable Word Document (Coming Soon!)
Download the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook
Available at two different learning levels, the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook is designed to help students cycle through the Design & Engineering Process and help them innovate and invent new designs. Use an Engineering Notebook page for each iteration of design. It is recommended that extra pages are printed and on-hand during the activity.
Other useful resources:
TeacherGeek Quick Start Guide
Guide for using TeacherGeek products
Sheet of protractors for Projectile Launcher
See how your Launcher measures up
Science & Math Standards
TeacherGeek products fit proposals, grants or lesson plans with ease! Explore more resources below:Next Generation Science Standards
NGSS Standards Download - PDF
NGSS Standards Spreadsheet - Editable /Searchable Excel Sheet
International Technology & Engineering Educators' Association Standards
ITEEA Standards Download - PDF
ITEEA Standards Spreadsheet - Editable/Searchable Excel Sheet