Catapult Challenge

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Saturday April 6

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12:30 PM  –  1:15 PM

Curiosity Classroom
The 2019 UNC Science Expo is expanding to include an outdoor, tented classroom perfect for families ready to explore! Read the descriptions below and sign up for a 30-45 minute hands-on STEM experience.

Note: Each session includes stuff you can take home. Due to high demand, please register your family for only 1 session.

Catapult Challenge:
Are you ready to build your very own mini-catapult? In this family workshop, you’ll work together on an engineering challenge as we explore how to harness elastic potential energy to launch projectiles! Each participant will get their own catapult.

Recommended for ages 7+.

The 2019 UNC Science Expo takes place on Saturday, April 6, on Cameron Avenue, on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill from 11AM - 4PM. You'll receive more information about parking, directions, and general info about the site in your confirmation email. 

The UNC Science Expo officially kicks off the statewide 2019 NC Science Festival - a month-long celebration of science with almost 400 events all across the state throughout the Month of April. To find more cool events like the Curiosity Classroom and the Science Expo, go to