Military Engineering 5-6

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.

Summer 2019 Military Engineering 5-6 Class Sections

Session Dates Location Time
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