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.

Lessons include engineering topics such as simple machines, tension, torque, two-dimensional kinematics, and the design process, as well as historical information about the invention of siege engines.

Summer 2021 Military Engineering 5-6 Class Sections

In-Person Locations

Session Dates Location Time
Session II 6/28/2021 - 7/9/2021 Vienna Afternoon
Session IV 7/26/2021 - 8/6/2021 Tysons Morning
Session V 8/9/2021 - 8/20/2021 McLean Morning

Summer 2021 Military Engineering 5-6 Class Sections

Online Location

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