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.”- The KiwiCo Product Design team
By the numbers
Angle adjustments for the catapult: 5
In-office tournaments: 3
Balls lost under coworkers' desks: incalculable
My son got this one for his sister cause she loves basketball. She always throws the ball in a cup and she loves it on her desk to play with.
My 9 year old enjoyed building it and we all had fun playing with it.
My son is 4.5, but the KiwiCo Crates are perfect for us to do as a team. We talk out each step, and if he struggles I tell him that's why we're a team! I use the words from the booklet to help guide his understanding of trajectory and angles in a way that he can understand it. The pride in his face getting a shot... priceless! Also, seeing me try and not succeed each time was great for both of us. We learn together.