Curriculum topics available: Greek life and achievements, Greek influence on the
Session 1 – Immense Forces
Students compare and contrast how different types of Ancient Artillery operate and the forces that make them work. Torsion, Tension and Gravity powered siege machines are used.
Session 2 – Exciting Energy
This session uses a range of Artillery weapons to investigate how energy is created, stored and released to produce a devastating end result.
Session 3 – Creative Constructions
This materials-focused session investigates how these siege machines are constructed, what they are made of and why.
Students are given the unique opportunity to construct their own siege machines from scratch.
Key Learning Areas:
Setting up practical enquiries and comparatives
Understanding Forces in a practical setting
Understanding and application of levers
Gathering, recording and presenting data