Break the Siege
Make Your Own Catapults
From the Series Tabletop Wars
Construct an arsenal of mini-models of large launchers, based on siege weapons used throughout history. All you need are everyday items and some adult help. Wheel them out as you conduct a siege and load your catapults with raisins or marshmallows. Bite-sized facts explain how these siege weapons were used in history too!
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||Makerspace, Makerspace: Science/Experiments/Activities, Science, STEM, STEM: Engineering|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Hungry Tomato ®|
|Imprint||Hungry Tomato ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.3|
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“[B]ooks about warfare tend to fly off the shelf, and this series is worth a good look. . . . Perseverance is key with these high-interest crafts.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“Readers interested in models, warfare, and construction will find lots to love in this volume. . . . An excellent resource that will spark the imaginations of many readers.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Rob Ives
Rob Ives is a former math and science teacher and now a designer and paper engineer living in Cumbria, UK. He creates science- and project-based children's books, including Paper Models that Rock! and Paper Automata. He specializes in character-based paper animations and all kinds of fun and fascinating science projects, and often visits schools to talk about design technology and demonstrate his models.
Illustrator: John Paul de Quay
John Paul de Quay has a BS in biology from the University of Sussex, UK, and a graduate certificate in animation from the University of the West of England. He lives in the UK.