Ages 5+
Ages 5+

Basketball Catapult


What you get

Aim, shoot, and score with this physics-friendly crate! Engineer an adjustable catapult and play a spirited game of basketball. Learn about the science of sports, and experiment with different angles and arcs until you're a hoop superstar.




From the desk of the product designer:

Behind the design

Building a working catapult is always a hit. The ability to experiment with angles and trajectories adds extra science fun. And the basketball theme? Nothing like real-world application to make the physics lesson stick.
Behind the Design

By the numbers

Angle adjustments for the catapult: 5

In-office tournaments: 3

Balls lost under coworkers' desks: many




28 reviews

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    Jan 10 2023

    Instructions were easy to follow. The basketball net does have a tendency to slip to the lowest position after several uses.


    Jan 4 2023

    Sorry, can't offer a review on this item as it was a gift for a family member overseas. I have been told he enjoyed building it over the holidays though.


    Dec 27 2022

    The catapult itself is pretty cute. It’s fun to launch stuff, but the basketball post and backboard are just cardboard. They feel flimsy. My daughter started to make it and the first step is was to fold the post, but when she did, a thin portion creased the wrong way, so it doesn’t fit together well.

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