Students explore physics and engineering in a historical context by building models of medieval siege engines.
Students construct and operate classroom-safe miniature catapults, ballistae, onagers, trebuchets, and other ancient artillery engines. They learn the application of geometry and physics in their designs. For a final project, students participate in launch-distance competitions.
Engineering topics include simple machines, tension, torque, two-dimensional kinematics, and the design process.
|Session I||6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019||Vienna||Morning|
|Session II||7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019||Annandale||Afternoon|
|Session III||7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019||McLean||Afternoon|
|Session IV||7/29/2019 - 8/9/2019||Alexandria||Morning|