Rubber bands are used mainly to store potential and kinetic energy. As the kinetic energy is the energy in motion, potential energy is the store energy. torsion, tension, and gravity are three primary mechanisms that help the catapult to work.

## How Do You Build A Catapult For A School Project?

• Wrap each end of a craft stick in a rubber band and stack them together.
• One end of each craft stick should be wrapped around a rubber band.
• In the following example, you can see that five sticks are between the two sticks.
• The catapult can be held together by wrapping a rubber band around the two sections.
• ## What Materials Are Good For A Homemade Catapult?

• Popsicle sticks made from eight craft sticks.
• Rubber bands of four or five inches in diameter are sturdy.
• Glue.
• Cotton balls can be held in a plastic bottle cap.
• A cotton ball can be made by crumbling some paper if you do not have any available.
• It will take one square meter to fill the space.
• ## How Do You Make A Catapult That Launches Far?

• Power your catapult with bungee cords instead of springs. Use the tension of bungee cords instead of springs to power your catapult.
• Make sure you shoot from the best angle. Create an arm break that stops the arm from falling from the floor at a 45-degree angle.
• Make sure you use a snug fit.
• It is important to have a sturdy base.
• ## What Makes A Catapult Successful?

The purpose of a catapult is to transfer energy from one type of object to another. As soon as you prepare the catapult for launch, you add energy to it. As a potential or stored energy, this energy is stored in the launching device.

## What Forces Are At Work In A Catapult?

In Figure 1, we can observe projectile motion by using a catapult as a launching device. As soon as the ball is launched, gravity and air resistance are the only forces acting.