Looking for ways to extend your investigation into other areas of the curriculum? These resources can help.

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Medieval Siege
This companion site to the PBS program offers a fascinating look at the connections between the science of catapults and everyday life in a Medieval castle.

The Medieval Centre in Denmark is an experimental and educational institution presenting a late 14th Century environment to the public. Its website offers an interesting connection between the Flippers activity and a society's use of a catapult for defense.


Drawing Board
A pendulum swing construction can be the source of beautiful artistic images. Try attaching different colored pens to enhance the images.

Pendulum Art
Hang some funnels and let your students create sand art masterpieces. It is a simple activity that connects science with art. | © 2005 The Franklin Institute - All rights reserved.