The Art of the Catapult – Talk and Presentation
The Art of the Catapult
From 400 BC to 1400 AD, catapults were the most
powerful, largest, and most important machines on earth.
This presentation provides a compelling history and science
lesson. This is a customized presentation about the art and
science of catapults.
The presentation includes a talk and a demonstration of
Ludgar the War Wolf (the large Trebuchet modeled after a
famous 14th Century English catapult.) It is a hands-on
presentation and attendees actually load and fire Ludgar
as well as several smaller model catapults.
The Art of the Catapult is a program suited to schools,
libraries, fundraisers, and other events
This presentation relates directly to many state physical
science curriculums. Contact Bill for details
For grades: 3-12
Touring area: Upper Midwest, but national tours are in the
works. Contact Bill for specific info.
Special requirements: Generally, this is an outdoor
presentation, although it could be moved indoors under
certain conditions. Outdoors, the catapult hurls baseball-
sized objects between 100 and 300 feet. A parking lot or
field with access is required.
Safety: The catapults are sturdily built and are very
accurate. No projectiles land near participants. There is no
danger to any participant.
Fees: Depends on distance traveled, length of program.
Note: Guaranteed sales of the author's books, (purchased
directly from the author), this can be applied against the
performance fees. Contact Bill for details.
CONTACT: Bill Gurstelle
References and Recommendations: Available on request