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Zoob Instruction Catapult

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  • Item #: 019292
    Retail: $100.00
    Rainbow Price: $64.95

    For the keen ZOOBist ready for a challenge, here’s an excellent kit to put your child’s ZOOB building skills to the test. The kit is designed to help kids learn, understand, and apply S.T.E.M. principles by building functional contraptions. Included in the kit is everything needed to solve various physical challenges, such as making balls bounce and hitting targets. Additionally, a guidebook aids you in constructing advanced builds like a catapult, a zip line, a trampoline, and more!

    Includes 255 ZOOB pieces, 2 foam building pads, 4 wheels with tires, 1 rubber ball, 1 nylon string, 23 rubber bands, 14 challenge cards and instructions for multiple builds.

  • Item #: 007648
    ISBN: 9781613740644
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    Potato guns, paper match rockets, catapults - definitely a physics text book, in my opinion. That's what ballistic means, right? So grab some PVC, a hacksaw, some hairspray, and start learning about parabolic motion with a Spud Gun! Some of these could easily be built by kids, but the more complex and potentially dangerous items should be constructed and operated under adult supervision (i.e., let Dad have some fun, too). Warnings to be heeded follow each construction; to my eye all projects are safe if you follow instructions. A section of history pops up here and there as well; add to that the fact that the book is well written and can be used to teach English, and we have a complete unit study! The projects are varied: Balloons, flingers, petards (cannons), and 10 others, not to mention the section on further ideas (like adjusting the firing angles on the potato cannon). The one thing they all have in common is that they can be made fairly easily from materials available from your local hardware store, they're fun and easy to build, and you'll have a hard time finding a boy who doesn't enjoy them. On top of that, teach P.E. with the original game, "Dodge the Flying Spud!" Just kidding. ~ Mark

  • Item #: 062799
    ISBN: 9781628737745
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    These are not your little brother's projects! Based upon a collection of projects compiled from the editors of Popular Mechanics in the early 1900s, these projects are for the serious craftsman. At a time when precision and labor were of utmost importance, the authors of this text have taken care to provide step-by-step instructions and detailed black and white illustrations. Provide the boys and men in your life with the methods and techniques to create a quality, handcrafted piece. Projects include: a guitar, catapult, miniature volcano, telescope, phonograph, hammock, aquarium, canoe, a variety of animal traps, sleds, igloos, optical illusions, 'old time magic,' and much more. A treasured resource for multigenerational learning for the men in your family and a delightful way to preserve a time in history when precision and care were integral to our way of life. 187 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 059836
    ISBN: 9781613746820
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    In your deepest imaginations, have you ever considered how to best protect your homestead from ancient (and not so ancient) invaders? Your home is your castle and engineer/author, William Gurstelle, author of Backyard Ballistics, has developed a defensive plan to protect the people and possessions you love most. With a quick intro and general safety guidelines, each chapter looks at historical events and situations before providing you with clear, step-by-step instructions, diagrams and photographs for creating a fully-fortified home. Topically, you will learn about Genghis Khan and the Mongols, while learning to build a catapult, a crossbow and a smoke bomb; Attila the Hun while devising a hidden book safe and palisade wall; Alexander the Great-making a bullet proof shield; as well as many other defensive devices. The author also explains the science behind many projects, making this a valuable supplement to your history or science curricula or an appealing father-son project book as they strive to defend their home at all costs against the invading hordes, and learn just a bit more about ourselves, our history and the sciences! 168 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 057867
    ISBN: 9780890517482
    Retail: $51.94
    Rainbow Price: $38.50

    Includes Earth (Student, Teacher/Journal), Forces & Motion (Student, Teacher & Journal), and Teacher Guide.

  • Item #: 055061
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.50

    This balsa wood airplane kit is easy to assemble and a blast to fly! Easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions are included. This glider has a 12” wingspan and a piggyback glider that sits on top of it. Plane can be launched using the rubber band slingshot. Natural wood with painted red accents.

  • Item #: 054698
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

    Examine da Vinci's improvements to the catapult with this hands-on kit. The catapult components are molded in wood-colored, wood-grained plastic for a realistic feel. Pieces snap together, so the whole model can be constructed without having to use glue. The finished catapult stands about 5" tall and has a 9" long launching arm. The launching mechanism uses a very simple, but effective design. An instruction manual is included which also gives a lot of background on da Vinci and his work. Are there any improvements you would make?

  • Item #: 041107
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $22.40

    The Catapults & Crossbows Kit from Thames & Kosmos is great for studying the science of physics, or you can add it as a fun activity to your medieval history curriculum. Snap the plastic components together to assemble 5 different crossbows and 5 different catapults and trebuchets. The included manual offers step-by-step instructions for each model as well as information to conduct experiments with them.CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 039327
    Retail: $54.95
    Rainbow Price: $49.40
    All building sets subtly demonstrate the laws of physics, but this 142-piece building set is designed to show physics at work in everyday ways. 22 different experiments allow students to see physics in action. Build an elevator to demonstrate pulleys, an astronaut trainer to explore centrifugal force, a wheelbarrow, trebuchet, sundial, windmill, and many more. The full-color 80-page instruction manual not only gives clear directions on how to build each item and the physics behind them, but also includes examples of how the concepts apply in our lives. I felt that this kit was really well put together and made science concepts a lot more fun in a hands-on manner. Use as demos for a lesson, or just enjoy through independent play. – Laura
  • Item #: 038227
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $17.90

    Explore kinetic properties with five different projects: a race car, a catapult, a motorcycle launcher, a wind mobile, and a balancing dragonfly. Kit includes 108 building pieces and an instruction booklet.

  • Item #: 035989
    Retail: $65.00
    Rainbow Price: $32.50

    The first motorized Zoob set ever, this awesome kit lets kids build their own vehicles and then drive them around the house or driveway with the radio controller. Building your own R/C car has never been so easy! Set includes 55 Zoob vehicle parts, plus 4 additional high-performance wheels and tires (8 wheels total), and 3 "owner's manuals" featuring instructions for building thirteen ready-to-race ZoobMobiles.

  • Item #: 034788
    ISBN: 9781592281923
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    This book holds instructions for lots of great treehouses and the like. This book was designed for dads (or moms!) to use alongside their kids, as all of the projects do require some carpentry as well as a working knowledge of tools and building materials (most of what you need to know is included in the book, but unless you have someone with experience helping it might be difficult to understand). While some of the projects could be weekend projects (with a little preparation), some of the more impressive plans might turn into a summer project (if you are under the time constraints of most families!). Either way, simple directions are given in progressive steps, with black and white illustrations aiding in the process. Designs for a couple small additions like a catapult and some snow ideas are given in the back. This would also make a wonderful project for a father/child course in carpentry after the child has completed a simpler woodworking course. 96 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 019331
    Retail: $53.00
    Rainbow Price: $25.00

    Includes 73 ZOOB pieces, 2 monster tank treads, flip top cab, auger drill, 2 road cones, and a construction worker. Builds a Scorpion Driller, Tunnel Driller, Vertical Driller and a Mine Cart.

  • Item #: 019311
    Retail: $140.00
    Rainbow Price: $70.00

    Includes 372 ZOOB pieces, 8 wheels, flip top cab, reel assembly, tow hook with clamp, tow line, rotating axel, 3 platforms, 2 road cones and 2 construction workers. Builds a Hauler, Tow Truck, Rolling Crane, Container and a Z Lift

  • Item #: 019298
    Retail: $80.00
    Rainbow Price: $40.00

    Includes 158 ZOOB pieces, 4 monster wheels, 2 smoke stacks, flip top cab, scoop, loader, excavator bucket, platform, 2 road cones and a construction worker. Builds a Loader, Plow Truck, Excavator and a Lift’N Loader.

  • Item #: 015014
    ISBN: 9781624142819
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

      There is a whole lot to love about Legos, and now motivating our children’s creativity and craftsmanship just got easier. Part step-by-step projects and part inspiration, this book contains a mix of easy and challenging projects. With 50 projects to choose from, there truly is something for everyone in this great book - projects include robots, dragons, tigers, a catapult, fighter jet, or a Formula One race car. Also included are creative concepts, which list key building elements with sample pictures but do not give step-by-step instruction, allowing children the opportunity to investigate and develop personal and unique projects. Concept samples include a playground, candy dispenser, marble run, and a variety of tabletop games. Written by a homeschool mom with input from her 4 boys and 1 daughter, these tried-and-true projects are sure to captivate the enthusiastic Lego creators in your family. SC. 192 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 014809
    ISBN: 9781593272791
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    Projects with LEGO bricks can be complex, but throw in LEGO Technic parts, and you have real engineering going on. These books are authored by Yoshihito Isogawa, a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering at the Tokyo University of Science. Other than a Table of Contents and a brief introduction, the books are wordless, relying on clear, colorful pictures to progressively show the construction of a project. Where larger parts are depicted, the relative size of the photo is indicated as a scaled ratio. Often the same part comes in a variety of colors; colors chosen for the photos are for artistic effect and contrast between parts. Fantastic Contraptions takes things to the next level, showing catapults, crawlers and bipedal walkers, powered by fans, propellers, springs, magnets and vibration. You can even add lights, pneumatics and solar panels. Although hundreds of models are shown in each book, the goal is to fire the imaginations of LEGO builders young and old. Each book is approximately 160 pages. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 013743
    Retail: $39.50
    Rainbow Price: $20.38

    This deluxe set comes with parts to create up to 3 Zoob cars and trucks at the same time. Comes with 76 Zoob pieces, 12 wheels, axles and tires, and a building guide with instructions for 13 builds.